Midfielder Lewis Spence has reacted to Saturday’s game at home against Walsall, in which United suffered a 2-0 defeat.
The 25-year-old told iFollow Iron: “We just never got going the entire game. The goals were shocking really, we never created anything or won enough second balls. All over the park really, it was not good enough.
“We needed that win to be mathematically safe but we’re on a bad little run. The teams around us are doing well and they’re looking at us and wondering if we’re going to get beat on Tuesday against Newport. We need a win.”
Spence continued: “We need to roll up our sleeves and get a win somehow and stick together. We’re looking forward to Tuesday now and just need to move on from today and go in with the right frame of mind.”
He added: “There’s been madder stuff happen in football than Grimsby and Southend winning games that people from the outside would expect them to be losing. We just need to have the right mindset, it doesn’t matter how ugly it is, but we need to get the win that should keep us safe and give us a bit of pride back."
Looking ahead to Tuesday night’s game away at Newport (6.30pm kick-off), he said: “They’re up there and going for the play-offs. They’ll be wanting another win to make sure they secure their place. We need the win too because if we drop points there again, and Grimsby and Southend keep winning, it makes things even tighter and puts more pressure on us.
“I think being positive does help but we've got to get stuck in. It doesn't matter how we play or how we do it, but we need a win from somewhere. When we’re aggressive we’re hard to beat, we need to give Newport nothing on Tuesday and hope to try to get a goal.”
He added: “We just need that win for the fans, the club and ourselves. We need to try make it a good end to the season.”
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