NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Fighting fires is beginning to take its toll on Huntingdon Town boss Bob Warby

Huntingdon Town manager Bob Warby.

Huntingdon Town manager Bob Warby. - Credit: Archant

Huntingdon manager Bob Warby admits he could have no complaints if his job was under threat.

The Town chief cut a disconsolate figure after his bottom side were beaten 5-1 at Jubilee Park by Cogenhoe in a United Counties League Premier Division clash last Saturday.

Giuliano Staffieri hit Huntingdon’s goal from the penalty spot, but they remain six points adrift at the foot of the standings with Warby’s hopes of an unbeaten January ended in their first fixture of 2017.

Warby, who has been in charge for 11 months, said: “This is absolutely the lowest I’ve felt about football for a long time.

“No matter what I try to do to turn things around, there are endless obstacles in the way. I am generally a positive person and believe in my own abilities, but fighting fires on a daily basis tends to get on top of you.

“I wanted to go through January unbeaten and felt that was an achievable target with a fully committed squad, but therein lies the problem.

“Commitment is a dirty word in modern society. The world is full of pretence and self-glorification, and I need to address that as a matter of urgency.

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“I would imagine I’m on borrowed time and to be frank, I couldn’t blame the club if they were considering other options.

“Winning is the only thing that matters in football and I haven’t done enough of that.”

Huntingdon go to lower-level Wisbech St Mary for a second-round tie in the Hinchingbrooke Cup tonight (Wednesday). Warby fears he may only be able to name a squad of 11 players for the trip.

Their next league outing is this Saturday when they travel to Northampton to face ON Chenecks.