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Thorogood: "It's going to be a long rebuild"

Following on from a disappointing 5-0 loss to Lutterworth Town , new Pinchbeck United manager, Lewis Thorogood spoke of the club's long rebuild that's to take place.

"I've come into a club that needs a lot of help and a lot of support and a lot of work," said Thorogood.

"The foundations and the basis is there, but it needs a lot of surgery.

"I've not had a go at those lads today, because there was six Reserve players in that team, which, don't get me wrong, I knew some of them from my U23 days at Spalding, but there's no point at me having a go at them, because they've come in to try and do their best.

"There were some really small spells, where there's a platform to work from.

"Sometimes I'm hoping things will happen, that would probably have happened at my old tenure, which would have occurred.

"So, for me especially, it's about adapting as well, but the fact of the matter of this, and I've said this since I come in on Wednesday, it's going to be long rebuild process.

"I can't make any apologies for that I'm afraid, we need to recruit and we need to recruit well.

"We need to be consistent both during games and on training nights, we're not strong enough, we're not clinical enough in front of goal, and we're lacking leaders and lacking experience.

"There's a lot of work to be done, and I make no apologies for that, but for my case, it's a case of today was the game where we tried to get a result, and it's now allowed me to analyse where we are truly at, and it'll be time to start the rebuild, but unfortunately for us games are coming and thick and fast.

"I thought Dan Abayomi at centre-half didn't too badly at all, he was strong, he was physical, maybe a little too naive in that position at this level, but that's not too much of a problem.

"Jack Brown did very well at left-back, he's not natural in that position, but he's a steady, solid, reliable lad, and Joe Melson he came in from Boston United's youth team, he did very well in the middle of the park for his first ever adult game.

Thorogood was spotted at the Knights last game and said: "I decided not to take too much notice on that game, I watched it with a very open mind.

"I could see they was struggling with a lack of structure and organisation and that's also another thing that needs to be looked upon from the club.

"For some reason, I thrive on adversity, I thrive on picking something up and something that I genuinely want to do.

"The club's got a good structure in the background with the Reserves and youth set-up, there's the potential to build and have a pathway there.

"The precise situation that we have to work with at the minute, is getting some results and points on the board.

"We need to get up that table, and as much as teams around us keep losing, which is great for us, you can't just keep living off that for the rest of the season.

"You've got to control it our own way.

"They've all welcomed me and been very open and honest with me, and I know exactly what I'm walking into but it's obviously the start of a very long process."

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