DANNY Scopes has called on his Concord Rangers squad to be more disciplined.

The Beach Boys were without the suspended Jack Cawley and Kreshnic Krasniqi as they saw their three-match unbeaten run come to an end with a 2-0 defeat to Dartford last time out.

And Scopes is hoping his players will avoid needless bookings going forward.

“Having players miss games through suspension happens to all clubs over the course of a season and you have to accept that,” said Concord boss Scopes, who took charge in May.

“But we’ve maybe got to show more discipline in other games to make sure that doesn’t happen regularly.

“Jack was suspended because of a poor challenge against Braintree Town. He was sent off and has a three-match ban to serve, which is not ideal but we have cover thanks to Billy Roast.

“Kresh, on the other hand, served a one-match suspension because he has already got five or six bookings early in the season and that can’t happen.

“We need our players on the pitch and available because we have a small squad.

“I think we paid the price for their suspensions because they were missing at the same time and we lost to Dartford.

“We can’t afford for players to get booked regularly and we’re still early in the season, so it shouldn’t be happening.”

Krasniqi’s suspension resulted in Percy Kiangebeni coming into the Beach Boys’ starting line-up against Dartford.

The central midfielder, who is on loan from League Two side Colchester United, made some impressive tackles and broke up play before starting Concord attacks.

But Scopes admits it will take time for Kiangebeni, along with other recent signings, to adjust to life at the Aspect Arena.

“It will definitely take time for the new boys to gel with the players we already have here,” added Scopes.

“We don’t have a lot of contact time with the players because we only train for a couple of hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so it’s not easy.

“It’s difficult to get across the philosophy you have had in place from day one when the players are only just coming in.

“Percy is on loan from Colchester and it’s difficult to drill it into them.

“But credit to the boys because they came into the team and did well.”