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Grew looking for redemption

10 February 2014

A quick chance to start to make amends

After conceding three second half goals in the second half on Saturday against Swindon Vale have an opportunity to get back to doing things right on Tuesday night against visitors Colchester United.

Mark Grew, for one, sees it as a chance to put Saturday behind them and hopefully get back on track, with a play-off spot still a possibility if Vale can turn their recent results around.

He said: “I am glad we’ve got a game tomorrow night because we need to get a victory on the board as soon as we can and we have been working hard today to strive to get that result tomorrow night.

“The gaffer is the first one that gets upset about the goals we have been conceding and we are all upset and it is the way we are conceding.

“We got the lead at two-nil on Saturday and went out hoping to get a third, but we didn’t keep our shape well enough and we didn’t defend things good enough in our box when the ball came in.

“We have gone through the DVD over the weekend and we are striving now to stop those goals going in tomorrow night.

“The way the weather conditions were on Saturday, we knew we were going to be under pressure in the second half, but it’s the way we went about it.

“It is the way we conceded. We have looked at the stats again and we are conceding too many goals in the first fifteen minutes of the second half.

“We conceded five or six minutes into the second half again and really puts you under the cosh because you start getting deeper and deeper and inviting pressure in your box.

“That is what happened on Saturday and it was disappointing when we looked at some individuals on Saturday who didn’t do their jobs properly.

“It is a good job we have got this game tomorrow night to try and put that right because a week is a long time in football when you haven’t got a game.”

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