Dover Athletic manager Andy Hessenthaler said he told his players following their defeat to Boreham Wood that they are playing for their futures at the club as well as that of the management team.

The Whites were deservedly beaten by Boreham Wood at Crabble on Saturday, which was their seventh defeat at home from 13 games so far this season.

Back-to-back league defeats have seen the Whites drop to 15th in the National League, with Dover now six points off the play-offs with a game in hand on seventh placed Halifax Town.

They are also six points off the relegation zone, and the manager said he would be looking to make changes to the playing squad off the back of recent league performances against Boreham Wood and Maidenhead United.

“We need to shake it up. We need to look at the squad,” the manager said.

“Is the squad good enough to push on now? Do we need to freshen it up? Do we need to perhaps speak to players, and maybe they’re not for us.”

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