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Scott Porter heads for Chipstead on Saturday desperate to end his worst spell in charge at Hythe Town.
Three successive defeats leaves them still looking for their first Ryman League Division 1 South point in 2013, and the Reachfields boss is finding it hard to take.
He said: "Losing one game is bad enough but this run has got a different feel about it. We have been playing alright though and creating chances but giving them away at the other end."
Hythe have conceded 13 goals in their four games – including the 3-0 Kent Senior Cup defeat at Thamesmead – since their last win in the Boxing Day derby against Folkestone and the poor run has led to Porter bringing former favourite Michael Yianni back to the club from Kent rivals Ramsgate.
The 28-year-old was a winger in his younger days but has re-invented himself as a full-back after recovering from two injury-hit seasons.
Porter said: "I have had it in mind
to do for a little while. I have known him for a long time, as both
a team-mate and manager and know his
"He has got a lot of pace, knows this level well, brings an extra bit of quality and experience to the back four and is a good signing.
Hythe travel to Burgess Hill on Tuesday (7.45pm).
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