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Devonshire admits he isn't afraid to shake things up as he looks to halt Maidenhead's downward spiral

Danny Whitehall

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Alan Devonshire has admitted he isn’t afraid to shake things up in the squad as he looks to halt Maidenhead’s downward spiral in the National League and drag the side out of the bottom four.

Saturday’s 1-0 home defeat to Boreham Wood means the Magpies have now gone four games without a win, plunging the side down to 21st place with only nine games left to play.

United’s next three games could prove pivotal to their hopes of survival with the side set to host Stockport County on Saturday before travelling to relegation rivals Chesterfield (March 21) and AFC Fylde (March 24). Devonshire insisted the squad would remain buoyant and focus on the positives heading into another crucial week.

“We need to be scoring goals because at the moment they’ve dried up,” said Devonshire.

“There are a few people that aren’t playing as well as they were earlier in the season so I might have to change a few things around.

“I think we had plenty of chances to score before they (Boreham Wood) did but we just couldn’t.

“Their goal managed to slip through our defenders and it was a bad one to give away. But we’ve had chances in the second half as well to get something.

“We definitely played better than we have done in the last three games so now we’ve got to build on that and take into next week. We’ve got to take the positives.

“It’s no good taking the negatives because it’s easy to criticise those. We’ve got to stay buoyant and train hard in the coming week.

“We’ve got to look forward to our next few games coming up.”

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