Essex Senior League: London Bari boss Chris Davis believes free weekend will benefit squad

PUBLISHED: 13:17 07 December 2016 | UPDATED: 13:17 07 December 2016

Action from London Bari's Essex Senior League clash with Redbridge at the Old Spotted Dog ground (pic Tim Edwards)

Action from London Bari's Essex Senior League clash with Redbridge at the Old Spotted Dog ground (pic Tim Edwards)


Bari without a game this weekend ahead of facing Barking next Tuesday

London Bari boss Chris Davis says the club must make the most of their weekend off from action as they look to kick on in the second part of the season.

Bari ended an eight-game wait for a win at the weekend with a 2-1 success at home to Redbridge thanks to a brace from Richmond Ayoola.

The Bari boss admits the winless run was tough, but that his side was in transition after a high turnover of players.

And now they finally have that win under the belt, Davis has backed his much changed squad to continue where they left off when they return to action.

“We’ve had a lot of change since the start of the season and even one fan said recently he only recognised nine of our starting 11, and one of those was our captain,” he said.

“We’ve had a lot of players who signed at the start of the season leave, so we’ve had to build again and the break will help us gel.

“It will be a good opportunity for me to get across to the new plays the philosophy we have at this club.

“We can also take time to look back at our last few games and see where we need to improve going forward.”

Bari’s next assignment comes in the Essex Senior League next Tuesday and it could not be much tougher as they face leaders Barking.

However, Davis can draw on two draws against the Blues last season and knows Bari will again give a good account of themselves at Mayesbrook Park.

“Every time we play Barking, it always seems to be a really good games as our team seems to turn up,” he added.

“We come flying out of the traps because we know that Barking are a good side and we have to be on our game.

“We will start as the underdog next week, but we have to go there believing that we will win the game.

“We’ll take whatever comes our way, but it should be another good game between us and Barking.”

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