Heath: 'As a unit we have to improve'

Heath: 'As a unit we have to improve'

Friday Aug 10, 2018

The Boss looks ahead to the trip to York City tomorrow

Reds Boss Billy Heath spoke with us following the 3-1 defeat at Brackley on Tuesday and also looks ahead to the trip to York City tomorrow afternoon.

Speaking after the Brackley defeat, Billy said:

"It was probably the poorest we've been since I came to the club, in any fixture. Defensively we were all at sea, we had some poor performances first half. Brackley is a tough enough place to come and we've gifted again three goals. We showed a bit more after half time, we got the goal which got us back in the game and had a goal disallowed but you can't play for small patches in the game."

"We are disappointed because we didn't show what we are about."

On the Reds second half performance which did show signs of a fightback:

"It couldn't be any worse! The lads did turn their performances around and credit for that, we asked them to stand up and I think we did that better in the second half. We got the goal and that's when we had the impetus and you could see the doubts creeping into Brackley but we concede again and once the third one went in the game was finished."

"But we know, the players have been around this level, they know, I know, you can't defend like that and come to places like Brackley and defend like that."

On the Reds goals conceded:

"It's six goals in two games now, and we have to massively work on that. You shouldn't have to score three every game to get something out of it like we did against Kidderminster. We really really need to work on that and we have to improve. Not just the back four, as a unit we have to improve."

On injuries:

"Josh Wilde had to come off, that was disappointing. Bobby Johnson had to come off with a groin problem, Martin Riley is still a risk and needs more time so all three will be doubtful for York."

On York City:

"We've got some work to do and the aim is to put it right. It's a difficult place to go and we will be ready for the challenge, we need to iron out the mistakes and lift ourselves again, the lads want to react positively."

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