Plumb: I’m not worried about Eynesbury form

MATT Plumb insists his team will come good, despite having lost two of their first three league games.

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Thrapston Town 3-1 Eynesbury Rovers

MATT Plumb insists his team will come good, despite having lost two of their first three league games.

The Rovers boss said his team is missing the spark they had last season, but has pinpointed two games in the next week as their chance to play themselves into form.

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Rovers got off to a terrible start on Friday night, falling behind after just two minutes, and though Gavin Batt netted an equaliser, a breakaway and a penalty in the final 25 minutes secured Thrapston the points.

“We just need to up our work rate and try to eliminate the defensive mistakes,” said Plumb. “When you concede sloppy goals, the lack of confidence seeps through the side, and the same happens when you don’t put your chances away.”

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Plumb brought in debutant Marcin Lubniewski in goal, with Barry Albone restored to the Rovers lineup for the first time this season, and the 200th in total. Scott Kingsbury and Gavin Batt replaced the suspended Darren Woodend and Adam Boothby.

Plumb added: “We’re missing some players up front, and we are going to have to play our way through it – but we’ll be alright.”

Rovers are not in action on Saturday, then face St Neots Town in the Knockout Cup on Tuesday – postponed last week after floodlight problems at Hall Road – and Godmanchester Rovers in the FA Vase on Saturday.

“I honestly don’t care if we get beaten by St Neots in the cup – I almost see it as a training game and a chance for us to get some form back. I’d swap an 8-0 or 9-0 against them for three points from our next league game, no problem.

“It’s a money-spinner for us as there should be a good gate, but they are in a different league to us, they are looking for promotion and we are concentrating on our league.”

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