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Hackett threatens to ring the changes with his Glassboys
11:12am Thursday 19th September 2013 in Sport
GARY Hackett has threatened to ring the changes with his under-performing Stourbridge players in the wake of this week’s 1-0 defeat at Hungerford Town.
Last Saturday’s 3-0 FA Cup success over Evesham United was quickly put in the shade by the Glassboys below par display at Hungerford and now Hackett has hinted his patience is set to snap.
The Glassboys were undone by a second minute strike from Mark Draycott and Hackett claimed: “I’ve been very trusting and loyal with the players, but in the first half at Hungerford, we simply didn’t perform.
“We’ve done that too often already this season that we’re becoming a Jekyll and Hyde side.
“The players have to realise that last season is over and past reputations count for nothing.
“Hungerford came flying out of the blocks and we were caught short.
“They’ve had my time with the loyalty now and changes will happen, because I’m not going to sit back and just let it happen.
“Those players who are found wanting, will be moving on”.
Hackett was also unhappy that Stourbridge were reduced to 10 men just before half time against Hungerford when Jamie Oliver was sent off.
The Glassboys boss said: “Jamie’s not a young lad anymore, he’s an experienced player. He let us down and he’s got to take a long, hard look at himself.
“However, it’s not all doom and gloom. Despite our poor start to the season, we’re still only three points off the play-off places. My glass is half full rather than half empty”.
Hackett will look for a marked improvement when Stourbridge head for St Albans City this Saturday.
They also have a home tie in the FA Cup second qualifying round to look forward to on September 28 when they take on Sutton Coldfield Town following the success at Evesham.
Nathan Bennett headed the Glassboys in front at Evesham before Sean Geddes netted his seventh spot-kick of the season.
A late strike from Luke Benbow sealed Stourbridge’s win.
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