‘We have to learn quickly’ – Hinshelwood

Adam Hinshelwood

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WORTHING Football Club boss Adam Hinshelwood says his side have to learn quickly after suffering back-to-back defeats to start the season.

Rebels lost 2-1 at Faversham in Ryman League South Division on Saturday, before a 3-1 reverse at home to Corinthian Casuals last night.

Hinshelwood said: “For all the play and the chances we had, we go 1-0 down and that always makes things harder for yourself.

“The second one just killed it, really, and then we should have been tighter for the third one as, down at the other end, we didn’t get any change.

“I can’t fault the effort or the character, they kept going until the very end. As a manager and for the fans, that’s all you can ask. It’s possibly easier to do that when you’re 3-0 down and have nothing to lose.

“We’ve got to demand that attitude from the start of the game as well now. We’ve got to show that same determination and energy to go out and get the points.

“I’m happy with the group we’ve got here as we have so much ability but they’re all still very young. It’s important that we stick together now and it’s going to be a real test for a few of the characters because they are so young but we’ll stick together and go again on Saturday.

“The boys have got to learn quickly and I’m pretty sure they will.”

Worthing will look to pick up their first points of the season on Saturday, at home to Three Bridges, who lost 6-0 at Merstham on Tuesday.

Hinshelwood said: “We just need to get the first win to settle everybody down. You can’t keep playing well and not taking any points.

“All of a sudden, August is past and you’re in September. The next game is a really important one and we have to get some points on the board.”

Central defender James Nicholls could make his Rebels debut on Saturday.