The Ryman Football League
Published 14th September 2012
....full recovery from a slow start and turn themselves into play-off contenders.
Despite losing all three of their opening league fixtures, Fallon feels that the Greens can still finishing closer to the top of the table than the bottom come the end of the season.
Last Saturday the Greens transferred their poor form in the league over to the FA Cup after going down 2-0 to Maldon & Tiptree in their First Qualifying Round clash at Julius Martin Lane.
“We accept the league defeat at Maldon & Tiptree as they have built up a very strong squad and will be up there at the end of the season,” said Fallon.
“But we are disappointed with the other two defeats against Waltham Abbey and Ilford as we thought we were better than them. Silly mistakes in defence have been punished and they have ultimately cost us the points.
“I am not panicking yet as we still haven’t found a settled fifteen or sixteen, plus there have been positives to take from each of the defeats. The aim still remains to reach the play-offs.”
Over the past seven days the Greens have said farewell to centre-midfielder Scott Carter, and last season’s leading goalscorer Dan Cotton.
At the same time the Cambridgeshire outfit have welcomed on board former Histon FC central midfielder Jamie Barker.
“For some players I am not their type of manager and in Scott and Dan’s case it just was not meant to be,” said Fallon.
“They were two of the higher earners at the club and it now gives us a bit of leeway to bring in other players.
“I would like to bring in another centre-half and possibly someone who could support Robbie Mason upfront.”
On Saturday Rangers will return to league action when travelling to take on fellow slow starters Redbridge.
Returning to the Rangers line-up could be influential midfielder Michael Simpson, who missed last Saturday’s cup clash through injury.
“It certainly could be a game that gives us the opportunity to get some points on the board and that is what we are geared up for,” said Fallon.