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Flint pleased with progress

Despite seeing his side slip to a fourth straight defeat, Blues boss Adam Flunt was pleased with Saturday’s 1-0 loss against Cambridge United.

“We’ve shown a big improvement since the VCD game, and I thought we created more on Saturday than in the other games.

“The players have taken on board what we’ve been telling them. Considering we’ve only been able to train for 30 minutes since the first friendly, I think we’ve made some decent progress.

“Having Jamie [Cureton] back is a big help, both on and off the pitch. He works really well with the younger players.”

With a trip to Aveley on Tuesday being followed by home games against AFC Rushden & Diamonds and Hitchin Town before they open their Bostik League campaign, Flint is hopeful that his team will be able to dominate in the next few games:

“It’s been tough against pro teams, hopefully we’ll see more of the ball in the remaining friendlies and that’ll be better for us.”

fox celeb v dorchOne player who Flint will have to do without when his side start their league campaign is Darren Foxley, with season’s club player-of-the-year having joined National League South side Hungerford Town.

fox celeb v merth“He knew what we could offer, but he wants to play at a high level, it’s a long trip from Ilford, but I can’t blame him for wanting to step up.”

Blues wrap up pre-season on Saturday when they host AFC Rushden & Diamonds are the visitors to the ProKit UK Stadium, kick-off 3pm.