Ilford manager Allan Fenn will not take Burnham lightly
PUBLISHED: 15:00 15 August 2017
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Ilford manager Allan Fenn wants to build on recent form in their match against league strugglers Burnham Ramblers this evening.
The Foxes travel away to Burnham and Fenn admits they will not be taking the basement team lightly as its still early days in the Essex Senior League (kick-off 7.45pm).
“We’re going to go to Burnham and prepare like every other game and go for the jugular from the start,” he said.
“We’ve got to win and build on our start to the season.
“We need a result and a good performance.”
The boss did admit a Tuesday night match at Burnham is never easy and they can’t go there expecting to come away with three points.
“It’s a Tuesday night against Burnham, which is one of the furthest places we can go and that makes it tricky because my lads work and it’s hard to get there,” Fenn said.
“If people think we can go walking over there and grab an easy win they have another thing coming.”
Fenn’s side will be boosted by new additions for the encounter with Sam Baffour and Harry Watkins both joining from Grays Athletic.
“Sam is an electric wing back and a great addition.
“Harry was Grays young player of the year last season and we’re delighted to have him.”
Ilford made it three wins from four this season with a comfortable 3-0 win against Enfield at the Harlow Arena.
Only three minutes had been played when the visitors opened the scoring through James Peagram, who doubled their advantage five minutes after half time.
A third goal arrived midway through the second half as Peagram completed his hat-trick to secure all three points.
“It’s only early days but we’re getting stronger by the match,” he said.
“I’m delighted for James as he has got six in four games.
“Considering he missed most of pre-season, he has had a great start for us.”
The manager was also delighted his side kept their third clean sheet of the season in all competitions.
“New signing Jonah Gregory was fantastic on his debut, he was like Tony Adams at the back.
“Stef is growing into his role and we have Luke McGleady back and we have kept two clean sheets since his return.
“Tom Jackson who has replaced our custodian Chris Clark who has suffered a bad knee injury was fantastic.”