‘There will be changes this week,’ says Horsham boss Langton

HUGO Langton is looking to add both an attacking player and a defender to his Horsham squad this week and says he faces some tough decisions on some members of his current squad as he looks to freshen things up.

The Hornets boss has been left extremely disappointed by the manner of their 2-1 defeat to relegation rivals Hastings on Saturday, when they saw an early lead overturned and then failed to mount much of a second half fight-back.

“I’ve got one or two things ongoing,” Langton said. “I’ve made a enquiry to bring in an attacking player on loan from a Blue Square South side. He’s not getting into this particular side at the moment, but the whole thing is dependent on whether they can bring in players as well, so I should know more in the week.

“I’m also trying to bring in a another defender this week, and I’ve got one or two options at the moment. I’ve not spoken to the player I have in mind yet, but if I can get him in he’ll bring good experience to us.

“Failing that I’ve got a plan B. I have invited two players to come and train with us on Thursday, both defenders who have trained with Notts County and Stoke City, both around 18 years old, so there will be new additions to the squad this week.

“I want to bring in a couple of new faces to freshen things up, particularly to strengthen us defensively.”

Langton is already looking ahead to next season with his side cut adrift at the foot of the Ryman Premier table and needing something akin to a miracle to avoid relegation.

And he now faces some tough decisions between now and the rest of the campaign as to which of his current squad he wants to keep on.

He said: “I’m very loyal to my players, but at the same time I have to be targeting next season, whatever league we’re playing in.

“I’m starting to think ahead and this particular group of players, if they get the chance, have a lot to prove for the rest of the season. I think some have been found out, some maybe are going through the motions and not listening to instructions, so I have to decide either to make a decision now or stick with them for the last 13 games of the season.

“All I am going to say is we are going to Met Police on Saturday to work hard and go on the attack, and that’s what we’ll be focusing on this week.”