Enfield Town boss George Borg convinced side will avoid relegation

Enfield Independent: Sam Griffiths has recently joined the Towners: Phil Davison Sam Griffiths has recently joined the Towners: Phil Davison

New Enfield Town boss George Borg is convinced his side will avoid relegation this season if they reproduce their performance against Kingstonian on a regular basis.

The Towners were unlucky to lose 1-0 at home to the Ryman Premier Division promotion challengers on Saturday and the manager believes his players have more than enough ability to climb out of the bottom three of the table.

Borg said: “We have drawn 2-2 and lost 1-0 but if we put in that level of performance I’m confident we will get out of the position we are in. Confidence is slowly coming back and there is a great togetherness. There is a lot more fight at the club and we are heading in the right direction.

“I’m not worried about other teams. I’m just concerned about us giving our all and if we do that then nine out of ten times we won’t get beaten.”

Borg also hit out at previous management at Enfield for the lack of fitness amongst the squad.

The former AFC Hornchurch and Aldershot boss found his side had often only been training for an hour each week and insists the players have been let down.

Borg said: “You can’t just train for an hour on a Thursday and to have players feeling sick from running is abysmal. To do just one hour a week is absolutely ridiculous and outrageous. But I’ve grabbed the bull by the horns and they are doing things right.

“I feel that the boys have been let down by previous people at the club. We have got to get them fit but we’re effectively starting from scratch again. The players are determined to turn things around and they’re working their socks off.”

Kingstonian grabbed a second-half winner when Ryan Moss beat the offside trap. But Enfield came close to earning a deserved equaliser when Mark Kirby’s powerful strike was blocked by keeper Rob Tolfrey.

Borg insists their display was a significant improvement on his first match in charge and took plenty of encouragement from his side’s efforts.

The Towners boss said: “We certainly didn't deserve to lose. It was a good, solid performance and I’m really pleased with them. They worked extremely hard and it was just disappointing they didn’t get what they deserved from it.

“We just lacked a bit of confidence in taking our chances and missed those opportunities. If you don’t take your chances you won't win games.

“It was a great improvement on the previous game and something to build on.

“The boys have come off and could have beaten them comfortably. There are a lot of positives to come out of Saturday.”

Borg has strengthened Enfield’s squad by signing defenders Sam Griffiths and Newman Carney along with midfielder Bradley Quinton from Braintree Town.

He said: “I thought all three were excellent and Bradley has the experience and class to lead everyone. I’m still looking for two or three other players to come in as well.”

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