Date: 3rd October 2014 at 5:33pm
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Manager Rob Edwards has called on the team to be positive when we face Bury this weekend.

Speaking to the Official Site the gaffer admitted that the players were still anxious in training and in games so they need to be mentally strong to get through this and start showing their true selves in games again.

‘We’re trying to push the players as hard as we can on the training ground. It’s a difficult time for them because they’re getting anxious. But the one thing that pleased me on Saturday, after I got over the disappointment of the game, was that we had 11 players in the dressing room who really care, I could see it was getting to them. At the moment we’re being punished for a lack of know how.’

Edwards goes on to say that that is an issue with a younger and inexperienced side, but he knows these are experiences that will stand them in good stead in the future as long as they can overcome these challenges.

‘The biggest difference we can make with the players is with what they’re thinking. We don’t want negative thoughts. The best players don’t have disappointment in their play, the best players make mistakes but don’t have disappointment. You’ve got to be positive with each other and have positive reactions. We’ve got to be up for the fight, we’ll get ourselves going by really working for each other, scrapping and digging in.’

Of course this will be the first encounter with former striker Ryan Lowe since he left us over the summer for Bury, and with Edwards himself having played against a few of Bury’s players he knows the kind of threat they are upfront and he knows it’s going to be a very difficult game for us because he expects them to be challenging for promotion by the end of this campaign, but again it’s a challenge we should rise to and not be afraid of or daunted by because he knows that if we play to our best we are more than capable of getting a result.