First team manager Keith Hill has previewed this weekend's trip to face Bromley and reflected on the season so far.
Hill continued: “We have to try and create the positivity, and with that we have to be honest with each other. We have to be honest with the data from the game, having watched it back with the players, because there are certain aspects of the game which we have to manage better.
“Any team would suffer as a consequence of the individual mistakes that we’re making, so we all have to be better, including myself, in making less mistakes. That is how games are won and lost. We talk about three ‘Ms’ in games: mistakes, moments, and momentum, and you’re always trying to change those in your favour, so it’s important that we focus on that.”
The Iron manager then looked ahead to this weekend’s opponent, Bromley, adding: “We have to go there and be competitive, we have to learn from our previous mistakes when we’ve been on the road, and we have to do things slightly differently. We have to go into the game with a big bounce, no fear, and a lot of spirit.
“We have to rekindle our opportunities. You’re just looking for that significant change. Again I’m talking about a significant change in momentum, because it can swing in our favour over the course of the weekend - we’ve got two games, and this can start at Bromley. We have to really focus on what we can do better, and that’s been the aim of the week.”
On potential changes to the team, Hill said: "We have to work to a staple diet of what we want to do, what we need to do, and what we can do. It’s those small improvements that change everything, as that small improvement makes a mistake a better decision. We’re looking for this with the players we’ve got.
“It’s about them managing the 90 minutes to make sure we get the positive result. Within the games we’ve played we’ve had some really good play, but we have to knit it all together over 90+ minutes to get the important end result.”
The boss finished by speaking about fresh injuries in the squad, continuing: “I think the only major injury concern we have is Kgosi Ntlhe. He has to catch up to speed, and he needs a length of time on the training pitch. He came off at half-time at the weekend, and is currently managing and nursing a calf problem. He’s due for a scan at some this week, but we have got good replacements.”
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