Jacob Bedeau has stated the team are eager to bounce back from last weekend’s Derby Day defeat in the two upcoming trips to Colchester United and Exeter City.
United are on the road twice in three days in long distance trips, with the 20-year-old first reflecting on the Mariners encounter.
“Obviously, it was a big game for the fans last week and the whole team is disappointed that we let them down,” he said, talking to iFollow Iron.
“Now it is about bouncing back and trying to put a few smiles back on faces. The atmosphere was great and the fans supported us all the way through. We’re just disappointed that we let them down."
With the U’s in sixth place and the Grecians in fourth, both occupying play-off spots, the two encounters at the JobServe Community Stadium and St James Park will be difficult tests, but one that, as the defender states, the team is thriving on.
“They are both long trips and both teams are up there in the league,” he continued.
“We’ve shown, this season, that we can go toe-to-toe with those teams that are up near the top and we’re wanting to do the same this weekend. Every game in every league is tough and any team can win on any given day, so we will go there with a positive mindset and try to play the best football we can play.
“Last Saturday was disappointing. We now go to Colchester and Exeter and if we can put on two good performances and get some points then suddenly the group becomes more happy again.
“Port Vale was a tough place to go and we went there and got a very good point, scoring two goals there too. We can still be positive about going to tough places away from home.
“We want to finish the league as high up the table as we can. There are a few teams that are four or five points ahead of us that we can catch. Hopefully we can get back to winning ways and win as many of those last nine games as possible.”
With the threat of coronavirus becoming more potent and the World Health Organisation declaring the spread as a pandemic, the threat to sporting events becomes a possibility. However, as Bedeau states, it is business as usual until told otherwise.
“All we can do is prepare and do our jobs and wait to see what the PFA and the FA say,” he said.
“From our perspective, it’s business as usual. It is tough, but we will still be up for it. We want to win every game, because that’s what we play football for - to win and have that winning feeling.”
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