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By GAVIN CANEY, Sports Reporter
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Diss Town boss Rob Taylor believes better times are just around the corner for his Thurlow Nunn Premier Division strugglers.
The Tangerines are winless after six league games and sit bottom of the table, having shipped 20 goals.
However, after an “improved” display during last weekend’s 1-0 defeat to Woodbridge Town, Taylor is hoping his charges can stop the rot at home to Norwich United today.
The Diss manager said: “We haven’t had a full squad to choose from yet. Things are not going right for us because we’ve had no luck. We’re not far off though.
“I’ve never had a 6-0 defeat (Wisbech) as a manager. I had to go away and think about things and about myself and maybe we’re not as good as we think we are. I guess it was rock-bottom. So I decided to go back to basics.
“Saturday was a big improvement and for me the only way is up for us now because we’re the bottom club. Once we get that first win, and then a couple of more, we’ll be quickly up to mid-table. I’m sure if we keep up the performances like Saturday the three points will come.”
Thetford Town, who this week released Steve Harley, go in search of their second win of the campaign at home to Woodbridge with boss Mark Scott still hoping to sign a striker after Swaffham Town hot-shot Joe Jackson turned down his advances.
Scott said: “I’ve certainly put a few feelers out and there’s a little bit of interest. I’m very close to signing a striker. I’ve got a bit of red tape to sort out, but I’m confident that next week I can get the goalscorer we need.
“We’ve been muddling through, but nobody has said this is my time and made the position their own. Although we’ve got time on our side we can’t go on too much longer without converting the chances. Once we start taking more we’ll get more points.”
Harley has signed for Norwich United while unbeaten Wisbech Town could give a start to Ash Stevens at Brantham Athletic after the striker re-joined the club on loan from Spalding United. He has been drafted in to fill the void left by injured frontman Chris Bacon who is sidelined with a shoulder problem.