Redhead threaten changes after 'inexcusable' Cambridge defeat

Furious: Reds boss Simon Redhead was not happy with the error-strewn display against Cambridge City.

Furious: Reds boss Simon Redhead was not happy with the error-strewn display against Cambridge City.

First published in Reports

FURIOUS Redditch United boss Simon Redhead described Saturday’s 4-2 defeat at the hands of Cambridge City as ‘inexcusable’ and has threatened to bring in fresh blood.

Late goals for Jermaine Hylton and Jack Cresswell sparked a fight back at the Valley Stadium outfit, who had been 4-0 down, but it was too little too late as United slipped to a second straight loss.

But Redhead refused to gloss over an error strewn display.

He said: “The fightback cannot hide how poor we were in defence.

“At 4-0 down the game was over and we made some horrendous errors at the back.

“The positives for me were that we dominated the first and last 20 minutes of the game but inbetween that there was lots of individual mistakes.

“We had chances to score first but didn’t take them and what disappoints me most is that I felt Cambridge were there for the taking.”

Defeat left the Reds third from bottom in the Southern League Premier and to make matters worse, last night’s home clash against Bashley was called-off on Tuesday afternoon after a pitch inspection.

United now do not have a game until Saturday, December 22 at home to Hitchin because this weekend’s scheduled opponents Chesham are still in the FA Trophy.

Redhead is even more frustrated as he believes Redditch have taken a step backwards after a wins over Kettering and Chippenham.

He is now preparing to shake-up his under performing squad.

“I think we’re going to bring in some fresh blood because at the moment, things need to be changed around,” added the manager.

United face some tough matches over the festive period. After Hitchin they go to Stourbridge on Boxing Day and entertain Gosport Borough on December 29.

The manager will have players in the reserve team action this weekend or in training.

Redhead said: “We’ve got to start picking up wins, this league is so tight that two in a row would move us up.”

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