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Pulford wants a performance from Stanway Rovers' players
8:00am Saturday 28th September 2013 in Sport
STANWAY Rovers caretaker manager Michael Pulford believes the club’s players owe Barry Lakin a performance when they face Norwich United at the Hawthorns today.
Lakin was sacked as Rovers boss following their Essex Senior Cup defeat by Barking.
Pulford will take charge of the team for the Thurlow Nunn League premier fixture against Norwich and said the club had taken the move because of under-par performances.
Stanway have won just one of their seven league games, but also made early exits in the FA Cup, FA Vase and Essex Senior Cup.
However, Pulford, who is Rovers’ football secretary, feels the players are partly to blame.
He said: “The reality of the situation is that we have not put in a good level of performances.
“The players have to shoulder a lot of that. From the club’s point of view, the level of performances that the team had been giving had been disappointing. We are low in the league and getting knocked out of three cups in a short space of time didn’t help.
“Myself and Danny Slatter will now be in charge for today’s game and probably on Tuesday. We spoke with the players and I think they felt they had let Barry down. They shoulder part of the responsibility and tomorrow will be their chance to show that.”
In the premier division, WIVENHOE TOWN will head to Kirkley and Pakefield looking for their first win of the season, while BRANTHAM ATHLETIC host Walsham le Willows.
In division one, HALSTEAD TOWN head to Downham Town, while BRAINTREE TOWN RESERVES go to Great Yarmouth Town.
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