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Ebbsfleet United manager Dennis Kutrieb says he's still trying to find his best starting XI

Ebbsfleet manager Dennis Kutrieb will continue to rotate while he works out his best team.

Kutrieb says he is still to find the right formation for Fleet after eight games of the National South season.

Ebbsfleet United manager Dennis Kutrieb Picture: Keith Gillard
Ebbsfleet United manager Dennis Kutrieb Picture: Keith Gillard

He’s on the right track - they’ve lost only once - but there are things he’s not happy with.

He’ll keep shuffling the pack until he has the Fleet where he wants them.

Kutrieb said: “We have a big squad and everyone wants to play and everyone asks to play, so we can switch of course not the whole team but a few positions.

“We didn’t find the right formation at the moment so all of the players have the chance to get in the team because I didn’t see a team where I say that’s my XI and they will play the next game.

“There’s always little bits where I’m not really happy, that we can do better, and until we find the starting XI we will switch and we will look after the boys who are fit who give us a big impact in training sessions.”

Ebbsfleet are sixth in National South after Tuesday’s goalless draw with Maidstone.

Kutrieb is encouraged by what he’s seen so far but there’s room for improvement.

“We’re not 10 out of 10,” he said. "I think we have a little bit to go.

"We can do a lot of things better and we have to do much more hard training sessions to get the boys where we want to have them.

"But, as I’ve said many times before, we have 19 new players and I think in this early stage of the season, it’s not so bad.

"The last loss was many weeks ago so we’re not really far away from where we want to be, but there are a few steps to go.”

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