Scott to shake things up to get Thetford scoring

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THETFORD Town manager Mark Scott is preparing to shake up his squad in a bid to solve their goalscoring crisis.

The Brecklanders’ strikers have fired a blank so far this season, failing to find the target in all six of their matches.

And their profligacy cost them again in their 1-1 draw at FC Clacton on Saturday as the Essex outfit swooped with 90 seconds remaining to cancel out midfielder Tom Cusack’s second goal in as many games.

“It’s causing us a few headaches and that camaraderie our success was built on last season is not there,” said Scott, whose side host Woodbridge Town in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division tomorrow (3pm). “Confidence is low because we are not scoring goals despite creating lots of chances.

“Tom Cusack has stepped up from midfield in the last couple of games, but our strikers are missing too many chances.”

Scott expects one or two players to depart the club within the next fortnight and two or three to join, while talisman Bruno Tavares is closing in on a return from a torn quad muscle after playing more than an hour for the reserves in their 2-1 win over Diss Town Reserves on Tuesday.

However, Ben Wake (unavailable) and Needham Market dual registration duo Kieran Morphew and Tom Dew (both injured) are out.

The Brecklanders – who received a bye through the first qualifying round of the FA Vase and will play the winners of the Godmanchester Rovers versus Rothwell Corinthians tie on September 15 – also travel to Gorleston in the Thurlow Nunn Premier on Tuesday (7.45pm).

It will be Thetford’s first meeting with the Greens since their 2-0 loss to them in the Norfolk Senior Cup final at Carrow Road at the end of last season.

Team Bury also received a bye through the first FA Vase qualifier and will face Thurlow Nunn First Division counterparts Brightlingsea Regent in the second qualifying round on September.

Like Thetford, their attentions will instead be on the league when they host league leaders Cambridge University Press tomorrow (3pm) and travel to Great Yarmouth Town on Tuesday (7.45pm).