Ethan Ebanks-Landell says that Dale will continue their consistent hard work and will be working towards adding to their points total and are still within touching distance of their goals.
The Dale skipper spoke to the press after the game on Saturday and was disappointed to lose the game, but is focusing on what’s next and how the team will work towards the next moment.
“It’s always disappointing to lose a game and to lose 3-0. We played some good stuff. I think that we started well. We had a lot of chances,” said Ebanks-Landell.
“The timing of the goal when we conceded towards the back end of the first-half is not ideal.
“We came out in the second-half and started well again. We’ve had a few bodies back, and everyone’s getting used to playing with each other again. And then there were just two quick goals that killed the game.
“I can’t say that we deserved to lose 3-0, but I also can’t say that we deserved to win either.
“I feel personally that in the last two games, we’ve started really slow, and it’s been very flat.
“To come out with the intent we did was good, but we’ve got to build on that and keep consistent for the rest of the game.
“There will be a lot of work this week, but it’s not panic time at all. We’ll look at the film and work on it on the training ground. I’m sure that it’ll be a tough week in training.
“No one ever wants to lose, but we’ve just got to fight back and get onto the next moment, just like the manager always says.
“Our consistency in what we’re trying to build and what we’ve been trying to do has got us to where we are, which is a good standing in the league at the moment.
“Obviously, we are not where we want to be, not where our end goal is, but we’re still in touching distance of where we need to be. And with the consistent work that we do every week on the training ground, I’m sure that we’ll pick the points back up.”
The Dale Skipper went on to say how he was pleased to see a number of his teammates return from injury.
“Up until this week, we’ve been on our last legs really, struggling to fill a bench,” started the defender.
“Now we’ve got a bit of hope with a lot of boys coming back from injury and obviously Dev’s [Devante Rodney] still to come back as well, so we’ve got a lot of squad building left and hopefully with those boys back we can get a full bench and fight on.
“It’s always good for competition. Competition is good for everyone.
“Everyone will be pushing each other to be better.
“You need to be able to fight for your spot every week and every day, and once you’re in the team, you want to be able to fight for it and keep it, and you have to be consistent to keep your spot.”
Dale are back at the Crown Oil Arena this weekend, hosting Solihull Moors in Vanarama National League action.
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