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Ilford boss Fenn is looking to make changes

PUBLISHED: 12:00 26 September 2017

Allan Fenn shouts instructions (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Allan Fenn shouts instructions (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Ilford manager Allan Fenn is looking to change things after crashing out of the FA Vase with a 3-0 defeat to Hullbridge Sports.

Goals from Rob Hodgson, Lewis Watson and Luca Frankis dismissed the Foxes for a third straight defeat at Cricklefield Stadium.

“We’re majorly concerned, there are no bones about it,” Fenn said.

“I’ve never lost three as a player and have never lost three as a manager at Ilford.

“It’s something very new to us and it’s a test of character like ever before really.”

The boss revealed he will be sitting down with his staff to release a few players and bring in some new faces this week.

“I’ve got a meeting with my staff and we’re going to be letting some players go and we’re going to have to have a recruitment drive this week as well.

“We’re looking to change things up and I’m looking to add an extra coach to my coaching team as well.”

Fenn was once again disappointed with his player’s performance in their latest and admits he toyed with the idea of walking away from the club.

“It was just a nothing game for us, we went through the motions again and I can’t believe it.

“I was talking about maybe walking away and giving everyone a different voice, but that was completely over turned immediately and one of the points was I come back to make this club good again.

“I don’t want to leave on a low, I want to leave on a high and I won’t leave this club until I win something.

“We’ve still got plenty to play for, plenty of cups to play for so its time to get our house in order and that’s what we’re doing at the moment, looking at where we can improve on and off the pitch.”

The former Redbridge and Haringey Borough manager believes it’s time for a fresh start and wants to work with the players who can improve.

“We just want to start a fresh come Wednesday,” Fenn said.

“We’re playing so poorly at the moment and confidence is so fragile.

“It’s going to take big characters and leaders to get us out of the mess and we’re going to stand shoulder to shoulder with the boys we think can improve the team and who we think can improve themselves.”


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