There’s no getting away from it, it’s been a tough old week.
They say when your luck’s not there, it’s just not there. For us it’s been a carbon copy performance within the last two games. Missed chances and poor mistakes have come back to bite us. But the reality is it’s just not been good enough for the standards we’ve set. Ultimately the performances fall on the manager. Maybe the messages haven’t been clear enough. But I honestly can’t quite put my finger on it just now though. Thornton are a really good side in this division and they have players that will punish you, they need no second invitation. Again, if truth be told, they will probably be thinking we’ve most definitely let them off the hook for a second time.
First half we make one mistake and are punished. And at the other end we pass up chance after chance in what I felt was a dominant first half display. You can’t keep doing that though. We need to find that ruthless streak again at both ends of the park. Second half we make poor decisions and there’s no coming back. There’s certainly no tools downed as the boys work so hard for each other, but it’s evident that in the key moments we don’t take the pressure off ourselves by sticking the ball in the net. That’s what’s tripping us up at the moment.
As we look to Saturday’s game, it’s a good opportunity to write a few wrongs from the past few days but the boys have been warned, nothing in this league will be given to you. There’s no doubts that we were tipped to go down straight away by the majority so as pleasing as it is to find ourselves in the position we are, we’ve been way off the mark in the last two matches and that’s been unacceptable. That being said there’s no loss of belief. Every team goes through a sticky patch, and I trust we have more than enough character in that dressing room to get us back on track. You’ve got to earn your own luck. As a management team there’s more than enough experience and miles on the clock to guide these boys back to where we feel we should be. Of that I’m certain.