Poppies boss Thomas ready to make some changes

Dean Thomas
Dean Thomas

Dean Thomas insists he has “seen enough” of some of his Kettering Town players as he plots changes to the squad.

The Poppies slumped to their fourth defeat in five games at the weekend as Gresley claimed a comfortable 2-0 success at Latimer Park in the preliminary round of the FA Cup.

That was Kettering’s third loss in as many games at their new home and it once again left a healthy attendance feeling somewhat disgruntled.

The Poppies are straight back into Calor League Division One Central action tomorrow (Tuesday) night with a trip to Dunstable Town.

And manager Thomas looks set to make changes, although he has admitted he will need to get players out before he can bring new ones in.

“It has to be that way because, financially, we can’t afford to just bring people in. We have to move some out,” the Poppies boss said.

“I have seen enough of some people, there are ones who can’t cut it.

“That is why we have been out watching games and putting in a seven days for some players. We need to change things around.”

The Poppies have struggled at both ends of the pitch so far and have shipped 12 goals in their five matches so far while only scoring two of their own.

And Thomas may also look at a change of system for tomorrow night’s clash.

He added: “Maybe a change of system is needed as well. We have to steady things up and stop conceding silly goals.

“From a manager’s point of view, I probably have to look at another system.

“We have plenty of firepower but we need to be stronger defensively and that may mean a change in the way we set up for Tuesday.”