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Singh admits he came close to folding Barnt Green Spartak

Craig Gibbons 24th Apr, 2017 Updated: 24th Apr, 2017

MANAGER GJ Singh says he will need to re-assess Barnt Green Spartak’s situation in the summer after struggling to get a side out in recent weeks.

Since their Presidents Cup semi-final defeat to Alvis Sporting Club, Spartak have lost their last four Midland League Division Two outings and have shipped in 17 goals, scoring just once.

On Saturday, Singh struggled to get out a side for the clash against Paget Rangers but a makeshift side were only beaten 1-0.

That result followed 8-0 and 6-1 respective home defeats to Smithswood Firs and Redditch Borough, games where again Spartak struggled to pull together a squad.

And Singh had been left so frustrated by the lack of players available he told the Standard he had consider pulling Spartak out the league.

“I don’t know if it is the defeatist in me but when you have players who aren’t committed it just makes wonder if it’s all worth it,” he said.

“We have had a number of players unavailable for various reasons including holidays but at this level of football you can’t have that.

“You need a committed squad of around 15 to 16 players and some of the lads this season have already had three holidays which is unacceptable.

“It has been an uphill struggle since our cup semi-final defeat and the fact of the matter is that right now this squad is not good enough for this level of football.

“There needs to be a major shake up next season to make us competitive again.”

Spartak entertain Fairfield Villa on Wednesday night (7.45pm KO) in their final league game of the season.

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