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Bell: We've got to win our home games

31 August 2012

Assistant Manager Jimmy Bell has been reflecting on last weekend’s 4-2 defeat at Torquay, and ahead to the visit of Barnet this Saturday.

“We’d like to move on and forget about last Saturday but we’ve got to remember the performance and the result, and remember why it came about," said Bell. "I think we were very sloppy, especially after going 1-0 up. We were very loose in midfield, didn’t protect the back four and in the end the defending wasn’t good enough. But saying that, we possibly could have and should have got something from the game. I know it was all after the gates had been bolted but we missed a lot of chances at the end; Ray Putterill and Ian Craney had lots of cross field balls and the keeper pulled off some great saves. We’ve got to learn from it, we are a new team and hopefully we can bounce back."


He continued: “We’ve got high standards and we must maintain them if we are going to be challenging up at the top of the league. The first part of this week was intense – we were going through the game, watching the video and going through things on the training ground, and on Thursday and Friday we look towards Saturday and getting them playing with a bit more confidence.

“We’ve got to win our home games. It is very difficult to win away games but we can’t be as open as we were against Torquay and Chesterfield. We've seen signs in the Northampton game where we should have won it and we played very well against Barnsley, so we’ve got to carry that on and maintain that.”

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