STEVE Butterworth has questioned the attitude of his players after Great Wakering Rovers players after being condemned to a fourth consecutive defeat.

A second half brace from former Concord Rangers trialist Nana Boakye-Yiadom ensured Barking would claim a 2-0 win over Wakering.

And Butterworth is hoping for a reaction when his side travel to high-flying Heybridge Swifts on Saturday.

“On the morning of the game I had an 18 man squad, so I was quite pleased,” said the interim player-manager.

“But Mayesbrook Park isn’t a nice place to go and it’s a difficult pitch to play on.

“I could tell when we got there that two or three players didn’t really fancy it and saw it as just a game of football.

“That was really disappointing and frustrating for me because I have now got nine games left to make an impression and show that I am capable of doing this job if I am appointed permanent manager in the summer.

“I haven’t got time on my hands and if results don’t pick up between now and the end of the season, that could be the end of me being here.

“But the players know that they can find another club if they leave Wakering at the end of the season.

“We’re away to Heybridge this weekend and I’m certain that all 18 of the players will be chomping at the bit to play there because it is a nice pitch and they get a good crowd.

“But the players need to be like that for every game.”

Butterworth brought former Tilbury central defender Hussain Jaffa into his side, after the Walthamstow man signing dual registration forms, and also welcomed Shad Ngandu to the club.

But they could not prevent Wakering from slipping to another defeat.

Wakering have secured just four points from 18 on offer and Butterworth is eager to bring a striker to the club.

“There wasn’t really anything in the game and I said to the boys at half-time that the first goal would be crucial.

“Barking got that goal, but we created a couple of half-chances and should have taken at least one of them.

“We are lacking confidence in front of goal and that doesn’t bode well.

“We’re creating chances but not taking them and so we need to get a striker in sharpish.

“We need a quick fix because I am worried about where our goals are going to come from.

“Not enough players are contributing goals regularly.”