Steve Bateman
Steve Bateman

Steve Bateman is urging his players to cut out the mistakes if they are to avoid making it a dreaded 10 straight defeat when they travel to fellow strugglers North Greenford United today (Saturday).

Bateman has overseen three defeats since taking over as manager as FC made it nine losses on the bounce on Monday night at Potters Bar.

But he is remaining positive and insists things will get better as new players settle in and when the team cuts out individual errors.

He said: “We are only a third of the way through the season and at the end of the day, nothing is decided in November.

“I am trying to put a positive spin on things and in the matches I’ve been in charge we haven’t been thrashed.”

Bateman has brought in seven players since taking over at Haywood Way and he has promised that more will follow.

However, he added that he believed the new signings would have no problems in gelling together quickly.

He said: “My argument would be that I have to do something and I would say this is not a way of looking for a quick fix.

“Our big issues at the moment are organisation and confidence, and we need to focus on cutting out individual errors.”

North Greenford currently sit a place and a point above FC in the Calor League table ahead of today’s match.