Banbury United boss Mike Ford is having to strike a fine balance as he looks to secure the club’s future.
The Puritans manager fears some young players may look to move on if they are not playing regularly, especially if there is more money to be made elsewhere.
If we lose players we have to replace them with better placesPuritans boss Mike Ford
One such player is Jacob Blackstock who has impressed in the last few games, filling in for Callum White who has been used on the other flank in David Lynn’s absence.
Up until now, Blackstock’s game time has been limited and Ford is concerned he could move on in search of regular football.
Ford said: “Jacob Blackstock is a player this football club needs to look after and I’m all for giving young players their opportunity.
“He doesn’t earn much money here but we can’t afford to lose him to another club and he’s not the only player in that position.
“If we lose some players we have to replace them with better players.
“It’s down to me to get the training right but getting better players in is the hardest part of the job.”