Date: 28th December 2013 at 5:55pm
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Manager David Flitcroft has again repeated his mantra that he has a lot of work to do here but he was disappointed to see us go behind when we did in the game against Scunthorpe.

Speaking to the Official Site following the two all draw with our opposition on Boxing Day the gaffer explained that everybody is always focused on the next game and the next result because he desperately wants to get positive results for us and that is what everybody is striving for, but he also has to take a long term view of things where it will take time for us to consistently get results over a period of fixtures.

However, calling our ability to concede goals our Achilles heel, he admitted one task he had given the squad ahead of the game was to at least make it to half time maintaining our clean sheet.

‘I don’t want a football match where for 20 minutes we are recovering. It was important for me, and I said this to the players, that I wanted to get to half time with a clean sheet. That was the first thing I asked them to commit to – we lasted 37 minutes and our Achilles came to haunt us once again.’

Flitcroft goes on to say that there are a ‘hell of a lot’ of things that he needs to instil at the club in his mind to help us turn it around, and that process has begun but it doesn’t mean he’s got it right yet, so whilst in terms of emotion and the way we fought back for a point in the match in the final 20 minutes is a huge positive for him, and should be a huge confidence boost for the players, he remains focused on the previous 70 minutes so he can get the process right so we aren’t out of games like that in the future, and don’t require such a huge effort to get something from it.

One disappointment for him though was the first half where he believed too many players were going through the motions and not standing up to be counted, but again that is a positive in some respects that at half time after a little chat, those players did in his eyes and they came through it.