McFarlane wants Grays win

PUBLISHED: 10:00 01 January 2015

Hornchurch manager Jimmy McFarlane (left) and chairman Colin McBride (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Hornchurch manager Jimmy McFarlane (left) and chairman Colin McBride (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Urchins boss not bothered by derby game, just getting back to winning ways

Hornchurch manager Jimmy McFarlane is only focused on picking three points up against local rivals Grays Athletic today, not the fact it is a derby fixture.

Urchins disappointingly lost 3-1 to rivals Billericay Town on Boxing Day and will hope to bounce back at Bridge Avenue this afternoon.

However, McFarlane was quick to point out that he is only interested in getting three points for his side, not anything else.

He said: “Someone said to me it would be nice to beat Grays, but I am more concerned about winning games rather than personal agendas.

“The wins come first for me, that is all I want and I don’t really care who it is again or how we get it.

“It is good to be back home, but we have the issue of the pitch to deal with - that isn’t going to do us any favours.”

It could be muted that it is a good time to play Grays with no permanent manager in place following Jody Brown’s recent departure to Conference Premier Welling United.

Glen Little left the club before Christmas as well, but Andy Swallow is currently caretaker manager.

He suffered defeat in his first Ryman game against East Thurrock last weekend, but McFarlane was quick to warn against complacency.

“It will only be a good time to play Grays if we beat them, so I just take them as they come,” he added.

“It really doesn’t matter who we are playing, we just need to win. Not because it is a derby, but because of our situation.

“We have two games in three days, with Leatherhead visit on Saturday, so everyone is going to be needed.

“We have two hard games coming up, but both are winnable if we get going.”

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