Limbrick Is Aware Cards Must Plug Their Leaky Defence

3 months ago By Sam Elliott

Woking manager Anthony Limbrick probably knew he was stating the obvious before he finished saying it.

But the Australian knows his side need to sharpen up defensively ahead of freescoring Tranmere Rovers’ visit this weekend.

Last Saturday his side played their part in an incredible 4-4 draw with Maidstone United.

The Cards manager left the ground feeling just what the club’s fans were thinking. They shouldn’t have to score five goals at home to win a match.

In their last four games, Woking have let in 11 goals.

Just as worrying in the team’s dip in results. They haven’t won since November 21 when they beat Ebbsfleet United.

To make matters worse they must try to get back to winning ways without their player of the season Joe Ward, who this week completed his move to Peterborough United.

Woking’s record against Tranmere is not good either but Limbrick wants it to be his side’s strong attacking play what we’re all talking about on Sunday - and not how many goals they have let in.

“We have to be stronger defensively, we’re letting in too many,” said the manager of the Surrey club.

“Tranmere score a lot of goals so there’s no question that we’ve got to have a better day at the back during our next game.

“Last weekend we could argue that we should have won 5-4 but we scored enough to beat Maidstone.”

Tranmere have won their previous three times against Woking, and didn’t break sweat at Prenton Park.

Goals from Andy Cook, Olly Norburn and Jay McEveley earned Rovers a 3-1 win back in August and Limbrick says they will need to be sharper at both ends of Saturday.

PHOTO BY DAVID HOLMES

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