Fresh faces on Adams’ radar after poor Rugby Town display - The Rugby Observer

Fresh faces on Adams’ radar after poor Rugby Town display

Rugby Editorial 25th Oct, 2018   0

FRUSTRATED boss Carl Adams is already looking at bringing in new faces in a bid to keep Rugby Town’s promotion charge on track.

Adams described last Saturday’s United Counties Premier 1-1 draw at Desborough Town as the ‘worst performance of the campaign so far’ as Valley continued their indifferent away form in the league this season.

Despite continuing to impress at Butlin Road, Town have struggled on the road and since their opening day victory at Peterborough Northern Star, they have since gone on to win just once in four away outings.

The Desborough draw joins the defeats at Oadby and Leicester Nirvana as games to forget for Adams’s men and the Valley manager has vowed to act quickly to try and keep a promotion bid on track.




Ahead of the start of his first season at the club, Adams had promised to give it a minimum of ten league games before reviewing things.

However, with the poor display at Desborough coming on the back of a disappointing FA Vase exit at Boldmere St Michaels the week previously, Adams is already making moves to strengthen his squad with just nine league fixtures completed.


Trey Brathwaite has re-joined from Walsall Wood to start a second spell at the club and he was straight into the Rugby side which suffered a further away defeat in the Birmingham Senior Cup at Redditch United on Tuesday evening.

Left-sided Brathwaite was set to sign for Adams in the summer but – like another recent arrival Liam Francis – had a late change of plan, but the 23 year old now returns to add to his 33 appearances for Valley across two seasons.

Further new arrivals are expected over the next week or two, with the inevitable consequence of some departures from the squad also.

Town host struggling Wellingborough Whitworth this Saturday when they will be looking to carry on from their last two home league outings which saw Newport Pagnell and Northampton ON Chenecks both easily dispatched by 4-0 scorelines.

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