15th Nov, 2019

Winless run not a cause for concern, says Monners chief Drew

Ben Tyler 31st Oct, 2019

DROITWICH director of rugby Adam Drew is confident that the Monners’ downturn in form will subside following a sixth defeat of the season, and third in succession, against Newbold-on-Avon last weekend.

The 33-0 reverse at the Glyn Mitchell Memorial Ground drops Droitwich down into 12th place in Midlands One West, a loss which Drew attributed to a lack of availability in recent weeks.

“We had six or seven missing on Saturday, and had to put together a makeshift team, we couldn’t get going from the start,” he said.

“We’ve got to look at where we went wrong and dust ourselves off.

“It was one of those games from a club and a coach perspective that’s always going to be tough with players missing.

“Having said that, we should’ve got points on Saturday, we wanted to play despite the threat of the weather calling it off.

“So we need to look at it and we’ll alter the coaching structure slightly, but we’ll be ok.

The Monners chief points to a similar situation occurring last season, one which his side overcame to finish ninth.

“It’s hard when not everyone is able to attend training at the moment, it’s a question of where you get other faces from to replace them,” said Drew.

“We’ve had a lot of injuries and as a club we’re not gifted with depth, we had the same problem last year, but we rode the storm.

“We’ll have probably two or three weeks where we struggle, but after that we’ll be alright.

“There’s a week off for the lads now, we had a good training session on Tuesday night, we’ll regroup after the break and build from there.

“It’s still a very long season, if this was happening after Christmas I’d be concerned, but I’m not too worried at the moment.”

Droitwich visit ninth-placed Old Halesonians on their return to action on Saturday November 9.

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