Ilford manager Allan Fenn making changes for Hullbridge clash
PUBLISHED: 11:00 22 September 2017
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Ilford are expected to make wholesale changes for their FA Vase clash with Hullbridge Sports this weekend.
The Foxes play host to their fellow Essex Senior League outfit and manager Allan Fenn wants his side to turn their recent fortunes around at Cricklefield Stadium on Saturday.
“They’re from our division, I know they changed the manager a few weeks ago as they’ve had a bit of a sticky start, but regardless of who we play Saturday it’s up to us and how we perform really,” Fenn said.
“We can prove we’re good on our day and we’re terrible on our day as well and the last few games we’ve been terrible, so it’s up to us to change that.”
Fenn admits his side’s last two performances have been unacceptable and he is still not happy with his squad.
“It just proves we’ve got a good 11 to 13 players and the squad is not good enough.
“There were some players who played the last two and were simply not good enough.
“They’ve been given opportunities over two games and they haven’t taken it.
“Sometimes things don’t go right in football, sometimes you’ve got to work hard and get the rub of the green and we just didn’t, we stopped working again and that’s completely unacceptable.
“Thank God I’ve got players coming back and I’ll be making wholesale changes that’s for sure as I’m not accepting that again.”
Three players that are expected to return are Karolis Atutis, Jonah Gregory and Paul Oshin.
“That’s three good players coming back,” said Fenn, whose management team sat down with the side after their heavy 5-1 defeat to Redbridge on Tuesday to figure out what went wrong.
“We’ve tried to figure out what’s going on, we had a long chat because the lack of fight and the lack of spine was pathetic,” he added.
“I’m furious with them, I’m upset with the performance and upset for the supporters who made the effort to come and for the board members. It was completely embarrassing and all the hard work that goes on behind the scenes, they’ve just thrown it back in our face and we’re not happy.”
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