Published: 06:00, 14 February 2020
Tom Loynes says it’s time for Faversham to stop blowing hot and cold.
The talented winger was one of James Collins’ first signings as the Town boss embarked on a major mid-season rebuild after taking over at Salters Lane.
The Lilywhites are seven games without a win in Isthmian South East after conceding two late goals in a 3-3 draw with Herne Bay on Tuesday night.
They played well and Loynes felt they would have won but for a controversial second yellow card for Emmanuel Oluwasemo, who was adjudged to have dived in the box.
Town also impressed in a 2-2 draw at Whitehawk recently but dipped in defeats by Sevenoaks, VCD and Burgess Hill.
They visit Whyteleafe this Saturday and Loynes has called on Faversham to maintain the levels they showed against Bay.
He said: “Building a new team is the hard bit where you have a lot of new players coming in and you have to gel and play how James wants us to play.
“We played really well at Whitehawk and again on Tuesday night but the three performances in between weren’t good enough.
“We were giving teams too much of a head start and just not threatening or anything.
“You can’t blow hot and cold like that, or you shouldn’t be anyway. We need that consistency, and that’s what James has been saying to us.
“We got the ball down and played against Herne Bay and if it wasn’t for a weird decision with the red card, I think we’d have won the game.
“We have to take the positives from our performance and try and replicate that on Saturday.”
Loynes left Swale rivals Sittingbourne to join Faversham last November, linking up with his old Brickies boss Nick Davis, who is Collins’ assistant.
He’s shown his versatility, helping out at right-back in recent weeks, and is determined to make his mark.
“I’ve never been in this situation where you come into a new environment and the manager is trying to build a new squad,” said Loynes.
“It’s a different kind of mindset but you’re trying to give everything out on the pitch to say, ‘look, I want to be here with you and get the results’.
"We’re showing glimpses of what we can do but we’ve got to find that consistency.”
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