Date: 11th August 2014 at 5:52pm
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Manager Rob Edwards has said he felt there were a lot of nerves on display from the team in the opening day draw against York City.

A one all draw thanks to a late James Rowe equaliser gave us a point from the opening days encounter and the gaffer told the Official Site following the game that clearly there is a lot we need to improve on quickly.

‘It was a long, tough 90 minutes and a lot of things went wrong. There were a lot of nerves from the players and performances which we’ll put down to nerves and in the end we’re lucky to get a point. We’ll take it, but we need to improve an awful lot of things and quickly.’

Edwards goes on to say that he always expected it to be a scrappy game but we were far more disjointed that he would’ve wanted, but we’ll move on and learn from it and look to improve at the next time of asking.

‘I’m not critical of how hard they tried, in fact I think they were guilty of trying too hard and not thinking enough. We looked like a new team and they looked like a team that had been together for a year or so. We didn’t get going.’

Another disappointing thing from the game was the injury sustained by Marcus Holness and he’s now a big doubt ahead of the Capital One Cup clash against Nottingham Forest on Tuesday.

The skipper left the pitch with ten or so minutes remaining and Edwards explained.

‘He’s hurt his hamstring. It was a tough day for the players and they were stretched from the first minute and I can see why somebody got an injury. He’ll be out for a few days at least.’

Goalkeeper Owain fon Williams was also before the press following the game, but for him he was taking the positives from what he acknowledged was a very tough game.

‘It was 100 miles and hour to start with. They came firing in at us and it was quite hard to play through at times because they pressed us a lot. I think we can take a lot of positives out of it but there are also areas we can improve on. We’ve gone a goal down and we’re all delighted to score late on and get a point out of the game.’