Langton: ’We can hold our heads up high’

county times - footy - Horsham v Billericay
county times - footy - Horsham v Billericay

HORSHAM caretaker manager Hugo Langton insisted he was proud of his team for the turnaround in their fortunes in their last three games.

They have gone from suffering three humiliating 5-0 defeats in the space of four games to earning their second draw and a narrow 1-0 defeat, all away from home.

Langton praised their hard work and the contribution of his new signings which nearly earned them a victory at Tooting on Saturday.

He said: “I’m delighted with the performance. The players are disappointed they didn’t hold out and win the game after being 2-1 up. Ofcourse the home side is going to come at you and we got undone by a long throw in the end.

“But I’ve just said to the players: ‘You can walk out of these changing rooms with your heads held high, all of you.

“They’ve put in a shift and set themselves a standard lately in the last two games and have reached the standard again today.

“On another day we might have gone 3-1 up or 4-1 up, but that’s football.

“There’ll be times this season when they are 2-1 down and they’ll nick a draw when perhaps they didn’t deserve it. They have to keep believing because they are doing well.”

What has made the difference since he took over as manager?

He said: “We’ve been working hard and the boys I have brought in have made a massive difference.

“Nick Humphrey and Ian Varley have been outstanding and Thomasz Krol has come in and shown us what a good goalkeeper he is.

“I have made it my mission to make it harder for sides to break us down and to break through and we have done it admirably today.

Langton added: “It was also nice to Ryan Woodford out on the pitch. He gets involved and that’s what he’s all about.”