Ilford boss Allan Fenn wants his side to bounce back against Enfield
PUBLISHED: 14:00 27 September 2017
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Ilford boss Allan Fenn will make changes in hope that his side can get out of a rut against Enfield in their Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy clash.
The Foxes play host to the Hertfordshire-based outfit and look to end a three game losing streak this evening (7.45pm kick-off) at Cricklefield Stadium.
“We don’t want to make it four in a row, so there will be changes to the playing staff and non-playing staff,” Fenn said.
“The team will be changed from Saturday, no doubt about that hopefully they’ll be some new faces in there as well.”
The manager expects a tough match against their fellow Essex Senior League outfit as they both bid to progress into the second round of the cup competition.
“It won’t be easy, we beat Enfield earlier in the season 3-0, but confidence is low at the moment.
“Enfield is going to come over to us determined to revenge us for the result we took at their place earlier this season.”
The former Haringey Borough manager believes his side must make things right and must now move on from the recent defeats.
“No-one is happy with the results or the performances at the moment, we’re thoroughly getting beat by everyone we’re playing and it’s just not acceptable.
“I’m not used to this as a player or a manager, so we’re going to try adding a bit more spirit to the side for the game.
“The last three are done now, we’re going to put it to bed and move on and this game is the perfect opportunity to go and kick start our season.”
Fenn also admits his side must stop relying on talisman James Peagram so heavily and start spreading the goals around.
“James hasn’t scored in four or five I think, which is very much unlike him and we don’t want to become as famously said by another local manager the other day a one man team.
“We don’t want to be a one man team with James Peagram and it seems to be the case.
“We can’t argue that right now, so we’ve got to revitalise the team, get the spirits up and do what we’re meant to do as managers and players and get ourselves out of this rut.”
The Foxes will welcome back Paul Oshin, Karolis Atutis and Khadean Campbell for the clash.
“We’re still missing a few, but Paul Oshin is back which will be a massive boost for us.
“Karolis Atutis is back and Khadean should be back from injury as well.”
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