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Hornchurch boss McFarlane is eager to bring Haringey’s recent run of form to a halt

PUBLISHED: 14:00 23 November 2018

Brad Warner of Hornchurch and Amar Lewis of Brightlingsea during Brightlingsea Regent vs AFC Hornchurch, Buildbase FA Trophy Football at North Road on 10th November 2018

Brad Warner of Hornchurch and Amar Lewis of Brightlingsea during Brightlingsea Regent vs AFC Hornchurch, Buildbase FA Trophy Football at North Road on 10th November 2018

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Hornchurch manager Jimmy McFarlane is looking to put the brakes on Haringey Borough’s train this weekend.

The Urchins head to Coles Park on Saturday looking to put an end to Borough’s three-game winning streak since their FA Cup heartbreak to AFC Wimbledon.

But McFarlane also admitted he is pleased to see Tom Loizou doing such a good job at the north London club.

“He’s doing really well there. I’ve got a lot of time for Tom as he’s one of the nice guys of football,” McFarlane said.

“I’m pleased they’re doing well, but let’s hope we can put the brakes on their train on Saturday.”

Former defender McFarlane says Urchins will be going there to cause an upset and continue turning their fortunes around after picking up a 1-1 draw against high-flying Worthing last weekend thanks to a George Purcell goal.

“We know how they set up and we’ll be going there to win like we do every other place,” he said.

“We look like we’re turning the corner, but we’re not round it yet.”

Hornchurch currently sit 16th in the Bostik Premier Division but are just six points off the top eight and McFarlane has targeted chasing down those teams.

“We’re not a million miles away from a top-eight place and that’s what we’re aiming for,” McFarlane said.

“The shame of it is, if you look at Saturday’s performance, if we’d applied the same work rate in the six games beforehand we’d be sitting in a lot rosier position than we are now and possibly still be in the FA Trophy.

“It is what it is, that’s football, and we will keep chugging away and look to start climbing the table.”

Urchins will be without Bradley Warner and Tobi Coker who left the club this week for different reasons.

Attacking midfielder Warner has rejoined former club Bowers & Pitsea to help them in their Bostik North title charge.

“They’re good players, both gone for different reasons. If Brad was going to leave it was only ever going to be one club and that was Bowers & Pitsea, where he’d been before,” said McFarlane.

“I’ve got no animosity, it’s just the timing that really killed us more than anything because of how short we are on numbers.

“I wish them both all the best as they’re both good lads.”

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