Wroxham boss will stick to his principles

Wroxham playing Sudbury at Trafford Park. Pawel (Pav) Guziejko.Photo: Bill Smith

Wroxham playing Sudbury at Trafford Park. Pawel (Pav) Guziejko.Photo: Bill Smith - Credit: Bill Smith - Archant

Wroxham manager Pawel Guziejko has said his side will stick to their guns when they travel to St Neots in the Budweiser FA Cup first round Qualifying on Saturday.

The Yachtsmen are without a league win in five games after David Batch's Sudbury sentenced them to a third straight defeat with a 3-2 win at Trafford Park on Tuesday.

And despite Wroxham taking a two goal lead early on, arguably thanks to a change in tactics from their normal 'play from the back' philosophy that Guziejko has drilled into his men so far this season, the manager is adamant they will not change their style.

'On Tuesday we worked to a game plan that we knew would surprise Sudbury and we got the effect we wanted very quickly as we were 2-0 up after 25 minutes.

'But that is what I am here for, to try and find a plan that will be effective in terms of the result, but we will not change and we will stick with what we are doing. We are focussed on keeping the ball on the deck and the fact we are five games without a win will not change that.'

The Yachtsmen have also failed to keep a clean sheet so far this season, but Guziejko claims that bad luck has just as much to play in that as anything else.

'We are looking for solutions to the fact we have not kept a clean sheet and we know there always has to be a balance between attacking and defending but on the other hand, I think we have been extremely unlucky. A little bit of luck is what we need so I am not panicking.'

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Saturday's opponents St Neots ply their trade in the Southern Premier League, a level above Wroxham, but have only won once this season and Guziejko is confident his players can step up to the challenge.

'We are going there with confidence and with a plan in our heads. We know we are taking up another challenge but hopefully we will return back to Norfolk with a win and progression into the next round.'