Jimmy Ginnelly, manager of Evo-Stik League Premier club Barwell, thinks there may only be one missing piece needed to turn his side’s fortunes around.
“I’ve got a centre half sorted, we’ve just got to get the paperwork done,” Ginnelly told his club`s official Pitchero website. “I’ve got couple of goalscorers almost sorted that I’ve been talking to over the last couple of days. We’re working very hard behind the scenes to bring someone in who can put the ball into the back of the net.
“If that’s the formula then all it will take his for someone to come in and take the chances that we do create. Things can turn very quickly, we’re not a million miles away. It’s soul destroying that we keep talking about 1-0 losses.”
Speaking after Saturday’s 1-0 Buildbase FA Trophy defeat at the hands of Mildenhall Town, Ginnelly added: “I’m amazingly gutted. I’ve just told the lads how much I feel let down by a few people over the last four or five weeks. The biggest thing that gets to me is our losses are 1-0, 1-0, 1-0. I think I’ve got a fantastic back four and they’ve been let down.
“They scored with a great free-kick into the bottom corner and they deserved to win the game. My team have a lack of creativity in the final third. We point a lot of fingers at our strikers, but they have to have things to feed off.
“Craig Stanley made a good point that we don’t seem to do anything when we get in and around the final third. At the start of the season, you’d have thought we’d be okay with that. But now we’re on a run of narrow losses and it is soul destroying. We’ve created a lot of chances, but we haven’t taken them, and we’ve deservedly being knocked out”.