Dover Athletic manager Nicky Forster looking for a response after back-to-back defeats
By Alex Hoad
Dover boss Nicky Forster says he has no doubt his players are
capable of putting the disappointment of the festive period behind
them and getting their title challenge back on track.
The Whites boss (pictured) admitted they have things to work on
after back-to-back losses against previously struggling Tonbridge
Angels – results which saw Whites fall five points behind Blue
Square Bet South leaders Salisbury having played two more
Ben May’s late strike was a mere consolation as goals from Sonny
Miles and former White George Purcell earned a 2-1 win for 10-man
Angels at Longmead on Boxing Day before David Ijaha stole the only
goal in injury-time at Crabble on New Year’s Day.
Forster admitted he felt devastated after the frustrating defeat
in front of their biggest crowd of the season in a game in which
they rattled the woodwork three times and saw four efforts blocked
on the line.
Forster said: "We all feel sick. We should have scored, it was
as simple as that but the goal didn’t come and we let it affect us
more and more. If you don’t take your chances you are opening
yourself up to a sucker punch and that’s what happened."
Dover are due to entertain struggling Staines on Saturday and
Forster said: "We want to stop the rot and go out and get a result.
If we can do that, then we can build on that again. Any new run has
got to start somewhere but we have had back-to-back defeats we need
to address first. We have stuff to work on."
Ricky Modeste returns from a one-match ban but Shane Huke will
miss more than a month after fracturing a metatarsal during
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