Corby Town are currently simply not good enough, according to manager Ian Sampson.
Speaking to www.corbytownfc.co.uk after his side’s fourth defeat on the bounce, the Steelmen gaffer pulled no punches.
“I can’t even say there’s points on the horizon, not if we play like that. We either need to improve or get new players in because at the moment, we’re not good enough.”
“And if I was to bring people in, I’d have to let people go, in terms of the budget. It’d be a like-for-like swap. So if there’s no budget forthcoming we’ll have to work harder with the players we’re got.”
“Instead of recycling you’ve got to put what you can into training and hopefully you’ll get you rewards.”
The Steelmen found themselves one down within the first ten minutes against local rivals Brackley and Sampson found the nature of the goal frustrating.
“It’s our Achilles heel at the moment, we just can’t defend set pieces and we got caught again today.”
Sampson also believes the quality of the league has taken the squad by surprise.
“I think maybe we’ve underestimated the divisions as a team, not just the players, the staff as well. You do get lulled into a false sense of security when you have such a good pre-season.”
“Hopefully we can rediscover some of that form. Four games down, no points. It isn’t the best, but there’s still 38 games to go.”