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Wisbech Town assistant manager Chris Lenton says the club's bigger squad is being reflected with better performances after a 2-2 home draw with Sutton Coldfield today made it three games undefeated for the Femen.

Town were crippled by injuries, Covid absences and unavailability in the first two months of the season, but now have a virtually full squad.

"The comparison from the beginning of the season to now with the squad is showing with our performances," said Lenton. "The players are starting to deliver, we are happy with the squad and we have choices in personnel.

Brett Whaley and Chris Lenton
Brett Whaley and Chris Lenton

"It was Avi Vieira's best game for us today and he was so unlucky with the shot. He just needs a goal to get going. Ben Richards came back in and looked solid and I believe he will develop into one of the league's best centre halfs.

"In midfield Sam Murphy, Danny Draper and Wilson Chingoka gave us lots of energy and got amongst them which is what we have been lacking. It's great also to get Layton Maddison back in and he looks fit, and we've got Jack Keeble back fit too. So we have lots of numbers and competition for places."

On the match, Lenton added: "We started quite well today and got the goal early on and then we killed ourselves with poor defending straight from the kick off. They scored again not long after that.

Chris Lenton and Brett Whaley
Chris Lenton and Brett Whaley

"Players need to learn to be more resilient when we score goals. We thought with two clean sheets on the trot before today we'd got round that, but we'll work again in training.

"At half time we gave them a bit of a rollicking in terms of energy, possession and effort and they responded well. I thought we should have nicked it. Avi had a great shot hit the post and then Eoin was so unlucky.

"Two weeks in a row we're disappointed to only draw but in a way that's a positive because last season we sometimes were not in games at all. The last six games, even though we lost the first three of those, we have been good."

Lenton said Danny Draper may be doubtful for Saturday's home game against Biggleswade Town in the FA Trophy after being substituted with a sore hamstring. Dan Palacios is not expected to recover in time from his injury.

Chris Lenton and Brett Whaley
Chris Lenton and Brett Whaley
Wisbech Town manager Brett Whaley
Wisbech Town manager Brett Whaley
Brett Whaley, Chris Lenton and Jonny Pearce are gutted after Avi Vieira's late effort cannons back off the post
Brett Whaley, Chris Lenton and Jonny Pearce are gutted after Avi Vieira's late effort cannons back off the post


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