Ilford plan busy week off from league campaign

PUBLISHED: 14:30 03 September 2015

Ilford manager Allan Fenn (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Ilford manager Allan Fenn (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Foxes boss Fenn wants to keep momentum going after strong start

Ilford have a weekend off from competitve action but the team are set to use Saturday for a friendly against Tilbury under-21s.

Allan Fenn’s Foxes have started the Essex Senior League season brightly, with defeat to Stanway Rovers in the FA Cup their only loss in six matches in all competitions this season.

While most managers would hate to have a break while in such good form, Fenn believes it will help the club in the long run.

“If I’m honest it’s probably one of the best things that could happen for us. We’ll treat it like a mini pre-season,” he said.

“Some of the players who came in against Stanway, their fitness was not where we would like it to be, so we’ll look to improve that.

“We’ll get the players up to fitness, but they have to realise they need to do some work away from the club too.

“We have a competitive squad full of good players who want to play, but they have to pull their fingers out to start.

Fenn has players to return for various reasons when Ilford are next in league action at Southend Manor.

And the Foxes boss is confident they can help the team keep up their good start to their Essex Senior League season.

“While it was frustrating against Stanway, we still have some players to come back over the coming week,” he added.

“It will make us stronger and I know we can still play even better than we have been.”

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