Harris vows to make changes to Fakenham Town squad

Fakenham FC v Swaffham FC action from Clipbush Park Fakenham''Robbie Harris in action (Yellow) ENGANL00220131114124146
Fakenham FC v Swaffham FC action from Clipbush Park Fakenham''Robbie Harris in action (Yellow) ENGANL00220131114124146
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Fakenham Town boss Robbie Harris has vowed to make changes to his squad after seeing his side slump to defeat against Thetford Town on Monday.

The Ghosts were beaten 5-2 at the Recreation Ground and Harris wants to shake things up after one of his side’s worst performances of the season (see page 87 for report).

An angry Harris (pictured) said: “We can’t keep putting in performances like that and expect to stay up.

“I’m looking at bringing in one or two players in before the end of January, but it’s difficult.

“We’re not a rich club, so it’s hard to attract players with money, and it is also hard because of where we are geographically.

“We’ve got a little bit comfortable in ourselves and at the moment a lot of the players know that they are going to get the shirt week-in and week-out.

“If it takes bringing in one or two new faces to shake things up then so be it.”

Shaun Hunsdon’s early goal was cancelled out by Fakenham’s Josh Youngs before a fine finish from Sam Bond restored Thetford’s lead on the stroke of half-time.

Olly Standley nodded the hosts back into a two-goal lead before Bond headed over and Hunsdon struck the base of the post.

Fakenham’s Matty Franks drilled home to reduce the arrears but further goals from Hunsdon and substitute Bruno Tavaras clinched a crucial victory for the Brecklanders, who are managed by former Linnets midfielder Danny White.

Harris pulled no punches after the game: “We didn’t put in the performance we wanted and got the result we deserved,” he said.

“Thetford wanted it a bit more than us and there was a lack of commitment and desire on our part.

“They were first to everything all over the park and we didn’t get out of second gear the whole game.”

Tomorrow, the Ghosts host Saffron Walden Town at Clipbush Park.

“The Thetford match was the start of a run of five massive games for us,” said Harris.

“We’ve now got Saffron Walden twice, Whitton and Hadleigh and it is going to be quite hard to pick ourselves up after this performance.”