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Learning from mistakes

Players know what was missing, says McCrory

22 November 2019

Damien McCrory says the players must learn from their mistakes when we travel to Aldershot on Saturday.

We suffered our biggest defeat of the season as our unbeaten run at home came to an end with a 3-0 loss to Barrow last time out.

And the Irishman says the squad have identified what they did wrong and know they can’t afford a repeat performance.

“The gaffer showed us the video and it was clear that it just was not good enough,” revealed McCrory.

“We were off it in both ways – with the ball and without it. It was a major blip and, as players, we’ve got to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

“We know what we did wrong and what was missing from last Saturday’s performance, so we need to make sure that it is there this weekend.”

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McCrory says the result hit the players hard but feels it was the kind of setback that can prove to be important.

“A lot of lads were hurt so I think it will be a good learning process to make sure that it doesn’t happen again this season,” he explained.

“Other teams won’t let us play nice football all the time – some will get in our faces like Barrow and we’ve got to do the horrible stuff as well.

“We have got to learn from last Saturday and make sure it doesn’t happen again.”

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Aldershot were also on the receiving end of a big scoreline last week as they lost 6-1 at Dagenham and Redbridge.

Having suffered similar losses in the past, McCrory expects to encounter a stubborn Shots side on Saturday.

“I think they will be working on not conceding,” said the 29-year-old.

“I‘ve been beaten 5-0 in my career and you go back to basics to make sure you are solid and hard to break down.

“I can see that happening on Saturday, which is going to be another test for us.

“I think we have got to play our own game and be solid ourselves while trying to score goals.”


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