March Town United boss Whaley pleads for goals as losing run drags on
PUBLISHED: 17:51 13 March 2012
FRUSTRATED March Town United boss Brett Whaley said his players must find their shooting boots if they are to end their losing run.
Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Team Bury was the Hares’ fourth consecutive league defeat and it saw them slip to sixth in the Ridgeons First Division.
Despite fears over his work commitments, loaned King’s Lynn Town striker Liam Harrold did play for March - but Whaley said he was “off the pace”.
The Hares boss said: “He hasn’t played for four or five weeks and we didn’t really get much quality into the box so we weren’t really playing to his strengths.
“We are not scoring enough goals and we need the boys to stand up and put that right.
“It would be easy to keep chopping and changing but the squad that got us to the top of the league is still here. I know they’ve got it in them.”
Goalkeeper Aaron Butcher, who saved a penalty during the weekend defeat, is unavailable for Saturday’s clash with Long Melford at the GER. Dan Jenkins is also absent and Marc Welcher is doubtful.
Whaley is looking to sign a ‘keeper on a week’s loan and admitted he was still looking to strengthen the rest of his squad.
He said: “I must put in two or three approaches for players every week but it’s a really difficult time to recruit.
“I didn’t get carried away when we were flying and I’m not going to get too down now it’s gone the other way - but we do have to make sure that our season doesn’t collapse.
“I’m going to find out in the next few weeks what characters I’ve got because it’s easy when you’re winning.
“I need to see which players can dig us out of this losing run.”