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Wisbech bosses disappointed by defeat but looking to bring in new faces

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Wisbech's interim management team were deflated after a 2-0 home defeat to Bedworth United this afternoon, but are hoping to add to their depleted squad over the coming week.

After the defeat, joint bosses Arran Duke and Mark Warren revealed they have seven day approaches out for several players to boost the ranks at Fountain Fresh Park.

Although it is unlikely any of them will be over the line in time for the Cambs Invitation Cup home game with Cambridge City on Tuesday, there may be new faces for the relegation battle at Sutton Coldfield Town next Saturday.

Mark Warren and Arran Duke
Mark Warren and Arran Duke

Duke said: "Approaches went out to several players on Monday so as of next Monday we can start speaking to them. We are light on the ground and we do need to make additions and we need to make them as soon as possible as we need them for the remainder of the games.

"We will look to use all of the contacts that we have got and see where that takes us."

On the Bedworth defeat, he added: "Some individuals did not get near the standard we want today. We were defensively quite solid in the first half but in the second half we came out and we just didn't look right.

Mark Warren
Mark Warren

"The early goal obviously had a massive effect on us as when you are down there it is sometimes difficult to lift yourself and go again. There's been a lot of upheaval and change lately and it is going to take time to settle.

"Unfortunately, we have not got much time though and we have to do things quickly. It just has not worked today and it is very frustrating. The injuries (Liam Marshall, Aaron Hart, Sam Bennett) don't make things any easier but when you're down there the luck often doesn't go the way you want it. It's frustrating and concerning.

"It is tough, it's difficult but we will keep working hard and try to change our fortunes. It's going to be a busy week talking to players and we have a game on Tuesday as well so it's not time to dwell on a defeat but time to think about the next matches and crack on with that."

A win at Sutton Coldfield on Saturday would see Wisbech to within a point of The Royals, who currently occupy the last safety place. Warren said: "It is a big game for us, but then all the games are big at the minute as we have to get points on the board.

Arran Duke
Arran Duke

"It was disappointing today. You could not fault the effort of the players but we need to start picking up points and it needs to start happening soon. It sometimes seems that everything goes against you when you're down the bottom, and we just need that little bit of luck.

"But me and Arran are only three games in so we have to keep positive and we also must keep upbeat for the players.We have to dust ourselves down and go again."

Patient substitutes Enoch Opayinka and Theo Lukyamuzi are expected to start against Cambridge City on Tuesday, as well as striker Avi Vieira,who has made a couple of loan appearances at Pinchbeck United to regain match fitness.

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