DESPITE a 4-0 defeat away to Uxbridge, new Woodford United boss Howard Forinton was encouraged by his team’s performance on Saturday.
Two goals from Chris Moore and singles from Matty Woods and Nicke Kabamba wrapped up the points for the home side. It was Woodford’s fifth straight defeat.
But Forinton, who took over as last week with his new assistant Simon Rea, is confident his players can turn things around.
He said: “We had quite a few youngsters playing who acquitted themselves very well.
“Considering we have only worked twice with the squad and never had the whole group together at once, there was a lot of positives from the game.
“We knew it was going to be tough as they’re a very good side, but there was a lot of quality from some of our players.
“I also think 4-0 was probably not a fair reflection of the match.
“But we know more about what we need to work on and where we need to strengthen now.”
Forinton said one of the key things was getting the squad together more for training sessions and instilling more of a team ethic.
He said: “We need to try and break the mould of players not training together. We need to get all the players in at the same time at least one night a week.
“It’s important not just to build more of a team spirit, but also to do some formation work and allow everyone to know each other’s strengths.”
Forinton said he is still hopeful of bringing in some new faces, but won’t be overhauling the whole team.