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Ilford boss eyes new signings

PUBLISHED: 17:28 24 September 2014 | UPDATED: 17:28 24 September 2014

Ilford boss Allan Fenn has been frustrated recently. (Photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Ilford boss Allan Fenn has been frustrated recently. (Photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

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Foxes visit Enfield Town tonight for friendly

Ilford manager Allan Fenn has arranged a friendly fixture with Enfield Town this evening with an idea to signing some new players he plans to cast his eye over.

The Foxes boss has been dissatisfied with their start to the Essex Senior League season and the continuous poor defending that has hampered his team in recent weeks.

He has therefore arranged a friendly against the Ryman Premier outfit to try out some new players he has spoken to and is hoping to find a new central defender.

Fenn said: “We have a friendly tonight against Enfield and we will be looking at two or three players.

“I am hoping they can impress and then we can sign them up and they’ll strengthen us.

“It also gives us a chance to look at Enfield and see if we can take any of their players on a loan for a month so it can work both ways for us.”

Fenn is happy with the majority of his squad, he is just seeking the finishing touches which will help them start moving up the league table.

Ilford have accumulated eight points from seven games this season but haven’t won since beating Sawbridgeworth on August 23 and that has largely been down to defensive errors.

“We are training on an all weather surface now and working on defensive shape so I am hoping that will help us,” said Fenn.

“We are looking to build and we are 80% there, we just need that final 20% now and we are definitely a central defender short.

“I am looking for others to come in and impress. I have a 20-man squad but we are just lacking some experience.

“It is just about getting it right but it is going to take longer than I first imagined. It seems like it is one step forward and two steps back at the moment but we will get there.”


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