Dan Barrett is demanding an instant response from his Boston Town side following Saturday’s 4-0 defeat at Eynesbury Rovers.
The Poachers host basement side Long Buckby at the DWB Stadium on Saturday, and the manager wants a return to winning ways (KO 3pm).
“I’m expecting a battle from our openers and I expect a response from the lads,” said player-manager Barrett, who hopes to have more squad members to select from this weekend, and is threatening to ring out the changes.
“I’ll hopefully have Renzie Lobendhan, Tom Charlesworth and Gary Cross back in.
“No place is safe due to the last performance.
“I may even play a part myself.”
Struggling Long Buckby have won just two and drawn four of their 23 matches to date, which leaves them propping up the rest of the UCL Premier.
However, Barrett won’t be underestimating the weekend’s opponents.
In fact, he reckons that the fight to beat the drop will only make the Bucks a tougher proposition this weekend.
“Saturday will be a very hard game for us,” continued the Poachers boss.
“As everybody knows, when you are down there and fighting for survival, you want it that little bit more.”
Reflecting on the weekend’s defeat at Eynesbury, Barrett says injuries and work commitments forced him into ‘placing square pegs into round holes’ prior to kick off.
Town’s UCL Premier contests against Lincolnshire rivals Deeping Rangers has been re-arranged for this Tuesday evening (KO 7.45pm).
The match at the Haydon Whitham Stadium was scheduled for December.
However, it was postponed due to weather conditions.