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Worthing boss Hinshelwood calls for ‘more intensity’

Adam Hinshelwood wants his side to get back to playing at ‘a better level and with more intensity’ when they host Potters Bar Town at The Crucial Environmental Stadium on Saturday.

Worthing
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Potters Bar
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Sat 29 Feb, 2020 Isthmian Premier Division

Despite moving six points clear at the top last weekend, Worthing have stuttered in recent weeks with only one win in their past five in all competitions.

That run also consists of three consecutive home defeats – something Hinshelwood is particularly keen to put right.

He said: “I don’t think the performances have been too bad as of late but Saturday was a bit lacklustre so we’re going to try and put that to bed and get back to playing at a better level and with more intensity.”

“We’ve just got to remain focused on us reaching the performance levels that we know we can reach and that we have been demanding from ourselves all season.“

And that stems from a hard-working group and good work ethic to press, work hard, and take the game to the opposition.”

Potters Bar strikers John Hutchinson and Ben Ward-Cochrane have scored a combined 33 goals this season, and Hinshelwood insists this will be another big test.

He said: “It will be a really tough game. They’re picking up points against top teams and they’ve got good quality players within that side, players with experience and players that we’re going to have to be wary of.”

“We’re going to have to perform a lot more like we did against Lewes than against Kingstonian, and rediscovering our form is what we’ll be after now.”

This Saturday will be the 45th match Worthing have played this season and Hinshelwood admits coping with fatigue is going to play a crucial part with ten games to go.

He said: “They’re working really hard as a group, as they have done all season, so it’s going to come into play.“

“But it’s important that when we’ve got the opportunity to rest the players with no midweek game, that we do so, and keep everyone fresh.”

“There will be a few players who need a bigger training sessions and there’s going to be some that need a lighter one.”