Hythe Town boss Scott Porter is staying upbeat despite poor start to the New Year
Hythe Town manager Scott
Porter is adamant his side can remain on course to achieve their
target of reaching this season’s Ryman League, Division 1 South
Last Saturday’s 3-2 defeat at
Tooting & Mitcham – their third league defeat in a row – saw
Hythe drop out of the play-off positions for the first time since
the end of October.
But Porter insisted: "Every
team has a blip and we are having ours now but I have got every
faith in this group of players that they will turn things around
and we will make the play-offs, which was always our aim this
Hythe are at home to lowly
Corinthian-Casuals on Saturday in a fixture which would seem to
offer Porter’s side the perfect chance to get their season moving
in the right direction again, especially as Craig Cloke looks set
to return to central defence after his recent absence due to a
Skipper Dave Cook dropped
back to centre-half to plug the gap at Tooting but Porter admitted
it wasn’t the ideal solution.
The Hythe boss said: "Playing
Dave (Cook) at centre-half means you are taking him away from his
favourite position in midfield but with Clokey hopefully back on
Saturday, Dave will be able to move back there and that should make
us a bit more organised."
"We didn’t deserve to lose
any of those games against Faversham, Maidstone and at Tooting and
you only had to look at the boys’ faces in the dressing room on
Saturday to see how disappointed they were."
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