Ahead of Saturday’s Evo-Stik Southern League Division One Central match versus Thame United, manager Bren Kelly has previewed the fixture, as well as looking back at Saturday’s disappointing results and the huge importance of rectifying this quickly.
“Following a very hurtful defeat last week, we attempt to bounce back and maintain our unbeaten home run in the league at the VG.
“Last Saturday, again we beat ourselves in my opinion, with naivety and costly errors, that again I feel we’re preventable, being the reasons the result hurt bad.
“We have been working hard in training to improve as always, but mainly on our defensive display as a team.
“At the moment, we seem unable to see things early and we are reactive rather than proactive, which is something myself and Andy will look to resolve.
“We are unsure at the moment if that’ll be done by changing personnel as of yet, but we need to be better defensively that’s for sure.
“Saturday we take on Thame, who we drew with in the return fixture on definitely the best pitch in the division in my view and a draw was a fair result too.
“They have high aspirations and we need to be bang at it to get anything from the game.
“Apart from the unavailable Jack Wilson, all the other lads are available for selection which is good.
“We will also pick up a nice accolade for team of the month for December, where we went unbeaten, picking up 13 from 15 points available.
“It’s a nice accolade but I would exchange it for the points I feel we dropped on a few occasions this season where we beat ourselves.
“Going forward, we will attempt to gain as many points as possible and continue to try produce a brand of football our fans appreciate.
“I feel there are lots of twists and turns to occur over the coming weeks.
“Will Shorrock had his operation last week and will begin his rehab very soon, although at this stage we have no target date for his return.
“Kieren Westwood will be available again after a swollen ankle picked up against Didcot last week, so we should have a strong enough squad to give us a chance of getting something from the game.
“I would also like to wish Shep a speedy recovery following his surgery too – take it easy mate and get well soon.”