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Faversham Town joint-boss Danny Chapman wants reaction from players

By Josh Fordham

Danny Chapman is expecting a reaction from Faversham Town when they face Sittingbourne in the Bostik South East on Saturday.

Faversham were beaten 6-0 at Whyteleafe and was their second heavy defeat in the space of three weeks.

Joint managers Chapman and Phil Miles will not be afraid of letting players go and making new signings.

Danny Chapman. Picture: Chris Davey.
Danny Chapman. Picture: Chris Davey.

Chapman said: “I want to see a reaction from our players. If they can’t get themselves up for a derby game then I don’t know what will.

“It is a huge game and we want to start the game well. If the boys play well and are on their game they will win.

“There are boys we like and there some we are still not sure about.

“If they are not prepared to have a go and give their all for the club then we do not want them. A lot of the boys are on contracts and I don’t want them to just be happy to pick up their money each week.

“It’s a nice club here at Faversham and they should have some pride in playing for them.

“We have to try and move forward and start winning games. That will then breed confidence in the team and that can turn into two or three wins in a row.”

Chapman wants Faversham to put the 6-0 defeat to Whyteleafe behind them but the scoreline was not helped with their goalkeeper, William Godmon, getting sent off.

He said: “The score did flatter them in the end. We could have gone into the lead but then the manner in which we gave the goals away was not good enough.

“I felt the players let the management and themselves down with that performance.

“It was never a penalty or a red card as he didn’t touch the forward. The standard of officials is not the best in this division. You can’t rely on the officials so the players can’t leave it up to them.

“We said in the dressing room after the game we will write that one off but I want to see a reaction in the next game.”

Faversham also hope to get players back into the side who were unavailable for the Whyteleafe match as they were only able to take a squad of 14.

Chapman added: “Ashley Miller, Harry Goodger and George Monger should be back but Dean Grant is still struggling with an injury.

“They will boost the squad as they are experienced guys.”

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