Hornchurch boss McFarlane wants a ‘perfect 10’

PUBLISHED: 11:00 09 January 2015

Hornchurch boss Jimmy McFarlane (pic: Ray Lawrence/TGSPHOTO)

Hornchurch boss Jimmy McFarlane (pic: Ray Lawrence/TGSPHOTO)

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Urchins keen to extend good run at Bridge Avenue with win over Wingate & Finchley tomorrow.

Hornchurch boss Jimmy McFarlane is looking for more of the same from his side as they look to make it 10 games unbeaten at home when they host Wingate & Finchley in the Ryman Premier tomorrow.

The Urchins were unable to build on their New Year’s Day win over Grays Athletic after seeing last weekend’s game with Leatherhead called off.

But McFarlane would love nothing more than a repeat of their performance against Grays this weekend.

“I would definitely take the same level of performance to which we produced against Grays,” said McFarlane.

“We are on a good run now, particularly at home, and we have to maintain that.

“Wingate will be tough, but we have to keep putting in the performances.”

Hornchurch have picked up three clean sheets from their last four games but will have to keep David Knight, the top goalscorer in the league, quiet at the weekend.

New signing Kieran Bishop could come straight into the side after the striker joined the Urchins from Ryman North side Ware earlier in the week.

McFarlane was also optimistic of having both Alex Bentley and Martin Tuohy available again after missing the Grays game through injury.

“Hopefully both Alex and Martin will be ok for Saturday,” he added.

“We will see how they are at training and if they can take part in that they should be fine for the weekend.”

But there was some bad news for striker Leon McKenzie, who will go for another MRI scan on his ligament injury which has failed to heal.

“The ligament hasn’t knitted together as hoped so unfortunately he will be out for a little for a little bit longer,” said McFarlane.

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