Poppies boss Thomas: I will get this right

Dean Thomas
Dean Thomas

“I have enough about me to turn this around.”

That is the clear message from Kettering Town boss Dean Thomas as the pressure begins to grow on him and his players.

The Poppies were unable to build on their first home win of the season against Aylesbury United nearly two weeks ago when they returned to action with a 2-0 defeat to Rugby Town at Latimer Park on Tuesday.

It means Kettering have just two wins to their name from the first seven league matches while the off-field issues continue to rumble on ahead of the club’s next court date on October 7 when they will contest the decision to wind them up over a £58,000 debt owed to Rushden & Diamonds (2008) Ltd.

Thomas knows the club’s board and fans are growing restless at the poor start and he has responded by releasing brothers David and Ashley Deeney while looking to bring in new faces before tomorrow’s (Saturday) trip to Ashford Town (Middx).

And the Poppies boss said: “I have got to change the atmosphere around the place.

“I am serious about what I am doing here and I am very disappointed by what has happened in the first six week.

“I know the board and the fans feel the same.

“I take responsibility for the players I brought in, some of them have not delivered what I expected.

“They have not been the real deal.

“I don’t want to lose my job. I am here for the long haul and I hope the board can be patient with me and allow me to make the changes that are needed.

“I know I have got enough me to get it right.

“Some players have not done it and then decisions have to be made. It is nothing personal.

“Now it is up to me to get it right and I will be working hard to make sure that is what happens.”