Sheffield FC - more maturity needed at Dronfield club

Sheffield FC manager Ian Whitehorn admits his position could fall under scrutiny if there is a repeat of a recent, calamitous series of results.

Before Tuesday’s 3-0 win at Goole, Sheffield had lost nine of their last 11. Asked if his neck could be the chopping block he replied: “I would have thought so. The vultures are circling! It doesn’t matter what level you are playing at. The management is ultimately responsible for results.

Sheffield FC Manager Ian Whitmore at the Dronfield ground

Sheffield FC Manager Ian Whitmore at the Dronfield ground

“So it is up to us to address that. We have the players to do that, we just need more conviction and concentration in the last third of the game.”

Whitehorne added on video at thestar.co.uk: “I don’t like to blame bad luck but we’ve had that with injuries, we lost four key players. It distrupted us.

“Our form has been pretty good apart from a little bit of concentration that has not seen us over the line. We seem to be conceding a lot of late goals in games in the last 10 minutes. That is something you need to address. I don’t think it’s fitness, more concentration, naivety with a young side. We need to be better at game-management.”

“More maturity is needed.”