Aldershot Town have won only once away from home in the league during 2013, but manager Andy Scott is not hitting the panic button yet
Andy Scott has insisted he is not concerned about Aldershot Town’s away form in the Skrill Conference Premier, but has hinted at making changes ahead of Friday night’s clash at Hereford United.
The Shots have collected just one point from their three away games so far this season and have not won on the road at all since New Year’s Day when they beat Barnet 1-0 at Underhill – a run spanning a total of 15 league matches.
But even though the Bulls have taken seven points from a possible nine at Edgar Street, Scott is confident his Shots have the game plan to end his side’s barren away run.
“It’s not something that concerns me, it’s too early into the season for that,” he told the News & Mail.
“We are aware that there are certain things we may need to address or tweak when preparing for each individual game, whether that be in our approach, formation or how we line up.
"Every games presents a different challenge to us and we are not afraid to change things to suit.”
Scott has also revealed the club is not yet ready, financially, to use the loan window to strengthen his squad.
He added: “Finances at the moment are still pretty tight so we are looking at income coming in from season tickets or the commercial side.
“Ideally I would like to bring in another player but I am not able to do that right now.”
The good news for Scott is that one of his current loanees, Jack Maloney, was due to return to the club on Thursday after undergoing treatment on a groin injury at parent club Portsmouth.
Maloney is now set for further assessment from club physio Russ Clash before it is determined whether he can join up with the squad for the trip to Hereford or indeed the visit of Barnet next Tuesday night (ko 7.45pm).
Scott also welcomes back Joe Oastler to the squad after the right back flew back from England C duty in Latvia on Tuesday afternoon.
Oastler impressed on his Three Lions debut, playing the first half in a 1-0 defeat.
Scott added: “I spoke to Joe, he’s OK and said he was pleased with his performance.
“Joe thoroughly deserved his place in the squad and it will be valuable experience for him. We are lucky to have him.”