Barking boss Gardner wants his side to be more ruthless in front of goal to get results

PUBLISHED: 10:00 31 August 2018

Brendan Ocran attacks for Barking (pic Terry Gilbert)

Brendan Ocran attacks for Barking (pic Terry Gilbert)


Barking manager Justin Gardner wants his side to be more ruthless in front of goal after falling to three consecutive defeats in the Bostik North.

Rashid Kamara on the attack for Barking (pic Terry Gilbert)Rashid Kamara on the attack for Barking (pic Terry Gilbert)

The Blues will welcome Romford to Mayesbrook Park on Saturday as they look to put an end to their miserable start to the new campaign.

But boss Gardner also admits it doesn’t matter who his players play against they just need to start getting some points on the board.

“We’ve got to be more ruthless in front of goal really and take our chances as I’m pretty sure when we do that the floodgates will start to open,” the 38-year-old said.

“Next game I wish it wasn’t Saturday, but we don’t need to dwell on it and need to just go again.”

The former Aveley boss praised Paul Martin’s side for their strong start to the season and knows it will be another tough test for his squad, adding: “Romford have had a good start to the season, probably better than ‘Magic’ would have thought, maybe not. But as I always say, no game in this league is easy and it’s getting tougher every season.

“There are teams with more finances in the league but Saturday we can’t really say that as probably Romford are the only team with less than us.

“It’s going to be a tough game but I don’t care who we’re playing against I just want us to get on to a football pitch and get three points.”

Gardner also believes it might be have to be an ugly win to get the ball rolling this term despite always wanting his side to play good football.

“It doesn’t matter who that’s against, I don’t care how it comes, obviously you always want to play nice football but I don’t care however it comes we just need points on the board,” he said.

Gardner also played down the fact of the importance to getting a win against Boro this weekend by saying every game is important.

“Every game is important, today (Monday) was important, but it’s done and dusted so we have to move on and I’ll take three points against anyone and anyhow,” he added.

“The sooner it comes the better and we will be working hard in training this week to correct the mistakes we’re making.”

Barking currently sit bottom of the table and will be keen to lift themselves up the standings this weekend with a victory.

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