Relegated Histon need old heads, says boss Livermore

David Livermore
Histon is Livermore's first crack at football management

Histon player-manager David Livermore says adding experience to his relegated squad is his priority.

Livermore's young side lost their battle against the drop from the Blue Square Bet Premier on Saturday.

"We've not had a big budget this season, if it's going to be cut again we'll have to deal with it," he told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

"It would be lovely to have a bit of money to spend on a few experienced players and a few experienced heads."

The Stutes have been hindered throughout the campaign by a lack of funds, a five-point deduction, a transfer embargo and a reliance on youngsters.

But Livermore was quick to defend his players' spirit, despite Saturday's 2-0 defeat by Gateshead condemning them to the Blue Square Bet South with five games still to play.

"One thing you can't question about the set of lads we have at the minute is they will give their all," he said.

"They won't go hiding, they will battle, they will do their best.

"Unfortunately we've lacked that bit of quality that you need, especially in the final third.

"And also defensively we've come unstuck too many times, as a team we let ourselves down on occasions."

The former Millwall midfielder has yet to sign a deal beyond this season at Bridge Road, but has admitted he would like to continue at the club.

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