Rams boss draws blank on re­cruits

He has the funds, but Hur­ley un­able to per­suade play­ers to com­mit

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT - By Tim Street

ANDY Hur­ley is tear­ing his hair out after en­dur­ing another week of frus­trated at­tempts to add some fresh faces to his squad.

Since los­ing ex­pe­ri­enced cen­tre back duo Tom Will­ment and Jonathan Mun­day last month, the Bea­cons­field SYCOB boss has been on the phone try­ing to round up some new re­cruits.

As the Ad­ver­tiser went to press, he had drawn a blank, although he was still hope­ful of bag­ging a cen­tre back on loan from the Nike Academy in time for Satur­day’s game at Egham.

Hur­ley said: “It’s a bit frus­trat­ing to be hon­est. I’ve been talk­ing to a lot of play­ers but I can’t get any­one to com­mit.

“My phone has been red hot, but play­ers seem to want to get Christ­mas out of the way be­fore look­ing at their sit­u­a­tions, which doesn’t help our cause with the games we have com­ing up.

“We’ve got a rea­son­able bud­get, and the funds are in place now; it’s just a case of find­ing play­ers who are in­ter­ested.

“Some play­ers are happy to sit on the bench at higher-level clubs, which I find strange. I would want to be play­ing, whereas they just want to say they play this or that club – but they’re not ac­tu­ally play­ing.”

Some new sign­ings would have been use­ful be­fore the Egham game, as keeper Sam Bunt­ing and de­fender Gu­ram Gu­ramishvilli are both sus­pended.

But Hur­ley, who felt his side should have got more from last Satur­day’s goal­less draw against North­wood, will in­stead pro­mote from within.

He added: “It was one of those games where we were never go­ing to con­cede, but our fin­ish­ing was not what it should be, and we should have won com­fort­ably. We need to be sharper in front of goal to turn th­ese draws into vic­to­ries.

“It’s tak­ing longer than we hoped, but th­ese play­ers are grow­ing week by week. We just need those two or three more ex­pe­ri­enced heads to come in to fin­ish things off.”

Dave Lawrence (North­wood, yel­low/black) and Ash­ley Ke­ly­nack (SYCOB, red/white) vie for pos­ses­sion in last week­end’s goal­less draw, which Andy Hur­ley felt his side should have won com­fort­ably

Photo by Chris Berry www.buyapho­totms.co.uk NL201411405_06


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