Shenfield captain Kliber says his side must concentrate
PUBLISHED: 12:30 29 June 2018
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Shenfield captain Jack Kliber says his players must concentrate on their own performance instead of worry about the threat their rivals Brentwood might pose this weekend.
Kliber and his side welcome Aaron West’s outfit to the Courage Playing Fields on Saturday as they look to turn their fortunes around and end their two-game losing run.
If they crash to a third defeat they will drop into the bottom two of the Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Division.
“It would be pointless me picking out players that will be dangerous or a threat when Southend’s nine and ten did the damage against us last week,” Kliber said.
“It’s one of those leagues this year where if you don’t do things right or take your opportunities you get punished.
“Are we worried about Brentwood? Not really, it’s just down to us, and making sure we show up and improve on our performances in recent weeks.
“We know we can do it as we’ve already beaten Wanstead this season.”
The skipper also admitted he is looking forward to the match and always does when they come up against their rivals.
“We always look forward to playing Brentwood, especially when it’s at our own ground,” he said.
“We seem to have good form at home despite not the greatest of starts across both the league and the cup competitions.”
Kliber also believes his side have caused their own problems in recent weeks and must correct it quickly.
“We know every game is difficult but to be brutally honest we’re our own worse enemy right now,” he added.
“We’re making bad decisions and not taking opportunities to turn games around or tighter the games up when we need to.”
Shenfield are expecting to be without bowler Jack Plom for the clash after he received a call-up to the England under-19s side.
“We don’t know who we’ve got yet, we do know Jack has been called up to England under-19s, so we’re not sure if he will be available for us as of yet,” he said.
“We might have one or two missing, but maybe a little shuffle amongst the line-up will be good and shake things up.
“It may work out for us as it may bring in a bit of energy, we’ll just have to wait and see.”