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MAGPIES: Simkin looks for a change of fortunes
THE Magpies are just desperate for something to go their way, according to Phil Simkin.
The county town outfit entertain fellow strugglers Chelmsford City tomorrow (3pm), having claimed just one point from their opening seven games – a record that does not reflect their efforts according to the club’s boss.
Simkin told Echosport: “We were poor against Whitehawk but apart from that, our performances have been okay.
“We did well at Gosport, we overran Staines and we should have won at Concord Rangers. I even thought we played okay last Saturday against Bishop’s Stortford but for whatever reason nothing seems to be going for us.
“All we can do is keep plugging away and hope that changes sooner rather than later.”
Finding the net has clearly been a problem but with no funds to bring in new players, Simkin is still solely reliant on striker Ben Watson (inset) as a main source of goals.
He added: “At the moment, Ben is not firing but at the same time we are putting an awful lot of pressure on him, which isn’t really fair.
“He is playing well but he would be the first to admit that he should have a few more goals under his belt than he has.”
Chelmsford, who recently signed ex-Dorchester winger Charlie Hen-ry, have picked up only seven points themselves so far this season, but they did win 2-0 at Ebbsfleet in midweek, which will no doubt give them a huge boost in confidence.
Alan Walker-Harris will return for the Magpies following a one-match suspension but Jamie Gleeson is still out injured.
Magpies: Walker-Harris, Sandercombe, Green, Martin, Jermyn, Walker, Pugh, Beasley, Crittenden, Morgan, Bell, Watson, Bassele, Way, Ramday, Twyford.
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