Fenn wants to end poor midweek form

PUBLISHED: 10:00 03 December 2014

Ilford manager Allan Fenn. Photo: Arnaud Stephenson

Ilford manager Allan Fenn. Photo: Arnaud Stephenson


Ilford looking to continue their march up the Essex Senior League table

Ilford manager Allan Fenn is adamant his side will put their poor midweek form behind them this evening when they host Greenhouse London at Cricklefield.

The Foxes record during the week makes poor reading, they have lost seven of the eight matches they have contested.

They will look to address that statistic tonight and Fenn will be telling his players not to take the north London outfit lightly.

Greenhouse have lost 14 times this season, but come into this fixture off the back of two encouraging victories.

“Complacency is what we need to guard against and we are looking to address the poor midweek form against Greenhouse,” said Fenn.

“If we don’t learn from their result at the weekend I will not be happy.

“Greenhouse have beaten fifth placed Waltham Forest so they are no mugs. They have won their last two games against Enfield and Forest.

“But it is hard to know what you are going to face week in, week out in this league, all we can do is make sure we are right and we are on our game.”

Fenn will be without several first teamers for tonight’s league encounter, but still remains confident as Ilford come into the match in great form.

They won four of their five matches in November and victory tonight would move them up to fourth.

He added: “Chris Lockwood has broken his hand from the Enfield match a few weeks ago, so he is unavailable.

“Sam Bubb is back and will be on the bench for me, but I am without three full-backs.

“Brendan Cavalier is suspended for two games now so he is out. Luke Thomas is working in Bath until Saturday and Tom Wilson is working a night shift.”

Myles Tang will be filling the right-back void for Ilford, a footballer with great pedigree.

Fenn explained: “I will be playing Myles at right-back. He was with Chelsea for three years and Cheltenham Town for two years.

“I signed him about six weeks ago, but he has been playing for Histon’s reserve team.

“I rung him and he come training the other week and I spoke to him and his Dad.

“He is a central defender, but will play right-back and has looked decent in training.”

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