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McFarlane: Tambeson has improved massively
Hornchurch manager Jimmy McFarlane has called for midfielder Tambeson Eyong to not get involved in any mind games on the pitch and let his football do the talking.
Eyong was impressive in his table-topping side’s 5-1 win at Ryman Premier Division rivals Grays, before getting involved in an altercation with Kenny Beaney, which saw the duo get booked.
The midfielder was substitued shortly afterwards and was frustrated at his exit, walking off to the changing rooms.
McFarlane had some advice for Eyong, though, saying: “He has got to learn not to be wound up.
“The banter was flying about and he said ‘what am I supposed to do’ and I said ‘let your football do your banter because they couldn’t live with you’.
“He said he was under control and I might have left him on had it been 0-0 or 1-0 but it was 3-0.”
Hornchurch boss McFarlane is hoping Eyong, who missed the start of the season due to suspension, can let his football do the talking, claiming he is much improved and a “smashing lad”.
McFarlane added: “People that don’t know him must think he is a hot head, but he is the most politest kid I have ever known.
“People know he is volatile (on the pitch) and they wind him up. That’s not wrong, that’s football, that is going to happen.
“He has got to let his football do the talking because he has had a few sendings off over the past few years.
“He has improved massively and he is a smashing lad, but he has got to learn to control himself.”
Hornchurch head to Essex rivals Billericay tomorrow (Tuesday) for a Ryman League Cup tie, looking to extend their unbeaten run to 16 matches in all competitions.
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