03:00PM, Friday 25 October 2019
Burnham boss Paul Shone has warned his players it’s time for them to ‘stand and deliver’ as he looks to stop the side’s slide down the Hellenic Premier Division.
On Tuesday night the Blues were handed a second consecutive defeat, losing 3-0 to Ardley United, just four days after they crashed out of the Challenge Cup following a 4-2 defeat to Binfield.
He’s told them they must earn their shirt or risk being replaced with the side now firmly entrenched in the Premier Division’s relegation zone.
Shone is demanding an improvement from his players in training, as well as matches, and says he’s not afraid of replacing those who don’t perform to standard.
“I’m not one to make changes after one game but they’ve had enough game time and the inconsistency is there for all to be seen,” said the boss.
“Last night (Tuesday) was nowhere near what I expect to see. Mistakes and poor decision making cost us and it was from the senior players you don’t expect to make those errors.
“We will look for a response in training and bring in one or two players, if not three or four, because if they’re not willing to perform, or perform to the level we expect, we will get new players in that can.
“They were told that and it’s now up for them to be men and take it on the chin. Let’s see who’s going to be in it for the fight and those who aren’t. We’ll look to replace where it’s necessary and move on with new people.”
Burnham travel to Glevum Park on Saturday to face 11th placed Tuffley Rovers, 3pm KO.
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