BARNT Green Spartak boss GJ Singh is hoping his squad can be more competitive in games following their 5-0 thumping at Sutton United.
Spartak’s inconsistency troubles continued on Saturday as they fell behind through an own-goal inside the first minute before a hat-trick from George Ford and strike from Josh Duggan secured the comfortable win for United.
Defeat for Singh’s men sees them drop down to tenth in the Midland League Division Two table and with a tough home fixture against sixth placed Knowle on Saturday, the Spartak boss wants to see a reaction.
“The defeat at Sutton was just typical of our season,” he said.
“Sutton had five or six chances and took them whereas we had three or four chances but did not look like scoring.
“We are making basic mistakes and if you look at our recent results, when we lose we are getting absolutely hammered but when we win we are winning comfortably.
“When things are not going our way we need to keep ourselves in the game and that’s maybe something I need to sort out.
“I have been playing 4-4-2 with two attackers and two wingers so perhaps we need to go a bit more defensive when we are behind as well always like to go forward.
“When chasing games we are leaving ourselves open so the priority is to get the basics right and hit some form quickly.”
Defender James Karanicolas (hamstring) is unavailable for Saturday’s clash while goalkeeper Raghban Ali returns to the fold.
Spartak are also waiting for their Smedley Crooke Memorial Charity Cup quarter-final clash against Bromsgrove Sporting to be rescheduled after Wednesday’s clash was postponed.