United manager tells players 'We need to look at ourselves'

PUBLISHED: 13:02 01 December 2010

Whittlesford Utd vs Eaton Socum.

Whittlesford.

November 27, 2010.

Photograph by Michael Boyton.

Pic shows: Action from the match.

Whittlesford Utd vs Eaton Socum. Whittlesford. November 27, 2010. Photograph by Michael Boyton. Pic shows: Action from the match.

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IF THEY are to get back to early season winning ways, United will need to take a hard look at performances and attitudes, according to manager Peter Carter.

Whittlesford Utd vs Eaton Socum.

Whittlesford.

November 27, 2010.

Photograph by Michael Boyton.

Pic shows: Action from the match.

Whittlesford United 3 Eaton Socon 4

IF THEY are to get back to early season winning ways, United will need to take a hard look at performances and attitudes, according to manager Peter Carter.

After seeing his team lose 4-3 to lowly-placed Eaton, he laid down a challenge to his players to use their week off, sort themselves out, and come back stronger.

“I’m not sure why we lost on Saturday,” he said. “But something is not right in the team at the moment. I cannot remember a better first team squad in the club’s history and yet we are losing to teams that we really should be beating.

“You never take three points for granted in this league of course, but I know, and the players know, that we should be doing better.”

Despite hitting the net three times, two from in-form striker Matt Glass, who now has seven for the season at more than a goal a game, it was still a dismal defeat for the home side.

Craig Swan missed a penalty when his side were one-nil down and that swung the momentum to the visitors. It was also the first time Swan has ever missed from the spot in competitive football.

United are now struggling at the rear end of a mid-table pack with early season hopes of a top four challenge fading fast.

However, with no fixture this Saturday, Carter believes this is the time to turn things around.

“Having no game this week might be a good thing for us,” he said. “We will be having an extra training session, weather permitting, and that will give us all a chance to talk frankly about the issues within the side.”

Carter also indicated that some of the first team fringe players will be given a run out in the reserves to improve match sharpness.

In two weeks United face Ely City reserves who are just one point ahead in the Kershaw Premier League.

“If we get a win and get the ball rolling then hopefully it will continue,” said Carter. “Things will improve because we have a good squad.”

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