Booth: “We’re not making excuses” – Lewes Community Football Club

Booth: “We’re not making excuses”

Booth: “We’re not making excuses”

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Written by: Jack

We are happy to say Scott Booth will be back in the dugout this Sunday as we welcome Birmingham City to the Pan. 

Scott has reflected on the opening two games, and knows improvements are needed.

“I think in both games we’ve been competitive, it’s not been a situation where we’ve felt we’ve been outclassed in any way, we’ve also have our own chances.

“I suppose the issue for us is that we have to be more clinical when we do get those chances.

“We understand that there’s not a lot in any games in this league, every game is winnable, so we have to keep going into these matches with that mentality.

“We’ve had a tough start to the campaign, obviously a tough away game last week and an even tougher opening game against Southampton.”

Scott mentioned the need to be more clinical and that could come in the form of new signing, Kate Mooney.

“Kate will bring some good physicality, good in the air, a poacher in the box, so she’s a bit different to anything we have in our squad at the moment and our squad needs the depth.

“The squad needs to be strengthened and and hopefully we can do that more before the window closes but Kate definitely improves the squad and brings us something a bit different.”

The Blues have also lost their opening two games of the campaign but Scott is under no illusions of the test they will bring.

“Birmingham are a team that will 100% be up there this season, they’ve not started the way they want to but they’re 100% capable of winning games.

“They’re a good side, and in both the games they’ve played, they’ve been in those games and probably would have thought they deserved the points in those.

“That’s not the way it’s turned out so they’ll be coming to the Pan, they’ll be hungry, but it’s our home turf and we’re desperate to get off the board as well.”

Despite the losses, Scott insists this squad are still learning and it will take time to gel.

“It’s without doubt a challenge, you’ve got a brand new squad, a lot of new players, and we know we have to keep working at it across the season.

“It’s not just going to click all of a sudden and we don’t think about it anymore, it’s something we have to continually work on as a team. As the season goes on we will get stronger and stronger.

“We’ve got young players in this squad making a step up and we’re not making excuses there’s no excuses here, we aren’t using that as an excuse for the first two games.

“What we are saying is, this is a young squad that needs time to bed in, time to understand what this league’s about and what they need to do to win games.

“The good thing about them is they want to be here, they want to work hard, they want to give everything for the club, and they’re completely committed.”

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