“Up front Ben Abbey and Leroy Huggins need to start working as a pair. Steve Perkins did well and was busy in midfield, but he was shattered at half time. His legs were gone. They were like jelly. I should have taken him off really. He’s a big plus and a good acquisition for us. “
“Adrian Pennock has not been training more than a couple of weeks and we always planned to use all three subs today in these conditions. We were losing possession. After we scored we sat back a little bit. We had five in midfield but so did they. They only had one up front. We were asking Adrian to step in, otherwise we had three big centre backs marking one player. That’s why we were losing possession in front of us.”
“When we went to 4-4-2 they went to 4-4-2. But our midfield today were a little bit loose. Technically they have probably got better players than us. These conditions today don’t really suit us. We’re about hustle and bustle, getting in behind, squeezing the play and making it difficult for people to play against us.
“Today keeping the ball was the right tactic but I don’t think our midfield players kept the ball very well.”
“I thought we started quite strong. There are six players making their debut out there and it was the first time that eleven has played together. I’m disappointed. Our general play was pretty poor.”
“It will take half a dozen games for the players to gell together. We’ve got to make sure that we don’t lose confidence. The crowd can help us or kill us. We’re short of a couple of players. We’re short in one area and are over balanced in other areas. We’ve got to get it right.”
“If I could have got hold of the three big signings I mentioned at the launch of the Fleet Trust we’d be challenging, but unfortunately those three slipped away to other clubs. We’ve had to go for inexperienced lads.”