Search

Sporting Bengal United boss Gazi keen to add a striker

PUBLISHED: 16:00 13 February 2018

Sporting Bengal boss Imrul Gazi (pic Tim Edwards)

Sporting Bengal boss Imrul Gazi (pic Tim Edwards)

Archant

Sporting Bengal United manager Imrul Gazi is keen to pick up a striker after enduring a week of mixed results.

The Mile End-based club picked up their first victory of 2018 when they beat Waltham Forest 4-1 on Wednesday but they were soon brought back down to earth with a 3-2 defeat to Southend Manor on Saturday.

“I’m looking for a striker right now,” Gazi admitted.

“We’ve been playing without a natural striker so I’m looking at four or five players in a friendly and hoping to find someone in the next ten days before out next game.”

Gazi admits it was a mixture of emotions but he was pleased to get three points and play Forest on Ryan Maxwell’s first game in charge.

“It was a mixed week but we knew it was always going to be two tough games,” he said.

“Waltham Forest had just brought in Ryan Maxwell as manager and he has brought in a lot of new players and a lot of experience so I was pleased to get them early as they’re only going to keep getting better.

“I would have taken the three points out of the two games beforehand.”

He still feels silly mistakes are costing his men and cost them dearly against Southend on Saturday.

“Saturday we had a short bench with only three substitutes but again it was mistakes that cost us.

“Before they scored we had two or three opportunities to score and we just couldn’t hit the back of the net.

“That’s one of our big problems right now not having a natural striker having to play wingers up front.”

Gazi believes his men must now step-up as they find themselves in a relegation battle with ten games left to play.

“It’s a relegation fight between 12 or 13 of us as four teams go down this season.

“We’ve played a couple more than most of the teams around us so we will be hoping results go our way.

“We’ve got ten days off before we play Clapton now, so it gives us time to regroup.”

Latest East London Sports News

Yesterday, 15:30

London Lions make the biggest splash in the British Basketball League as they announce the signing of Ovie Soko.

Yesterday, 08:26

Redbridge and Sporting Bengal United pick up wins while Ilford are held to a draw in the latest Essex Senior League fixtures.

Tue, 10:00

NIHL South Two: Lee Valley Lions 2 Peterborough Phantoms 7

Mon, 15:00

Lee Angol says the Leyton Orient players have the mental strength to cope with the managerial departure of Carl Fletcher and bounce back from a poor run of form.

Mon, 12:00

Leyton Orient interim head coach Ross Embleton admits that recently sacked manager Carl Fletcher found it tough to embrace the culture at the club.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Leyton Orient interim head coach Ross Embleton discusses his future after the sacking of Carl Fletcher and the 2-0 defeat to Scunthorpe United.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Matt Withers is joined by Dan Bennett and Dave Evans to discuss a busy week in east London football.

PROMOTED CONTENT

It's now just under a month since All Points East took over Victoria Park with two weekends of world-class music and a programme of free community events.

Curated by AEG Presents, All Points East is bringing an impressive line-up of multi-flavoured music to Victoria Park from May 24-26 and May 31-June 2.

Victoria Park - or 'Vicky Park' as the locals know it - has been the setting for many important events over the years.​ Here, we take a look at its unique cultural history.

Most read sport

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists