Looking to get back to winning ways
In the build up to facing Guiseley in the National League at the World of Smile Stadium tonight, Jack Munns spoke to the local press. See quotes from his interview below:
Munns on Saturday's FA Cup defeat:
"It's our third loss in 20 odd games, but it's a disappointing one. Everyone wanted to stay in the cup as long as we could and get to the third round and see what sort of tie we got. I think we were unfortunate if you look at the game, it seemed like one of those days where the ball wasn't going to go in, it the the bar, hit the keeper."
"Watching the game back straight away was a good way to do it because it was fresh in the memory, sometimes you personally think you've done better or worse than you thought, but when you watch the 90 minutes back you get the jist of it straight away."
"If I'm honest, we've played against better sides (than Hartlepool) in the league, like Wrexham or Grimsby. We controlled most of the game and we had more chances than them. You look at them being a League Two side and we wanted to show everyone we were more than capable of playing in that league, but we didn't with the result."
"I think if you'd watched the game as the neutral, you'd have thought we were the side from League Two. They scored against the run of the play and we left it too late when we started creating chances. When Vaughany hit the bar in the last minute we were waiting for it to drop into the top corner but it didn't, it was just one of those days."
On bouncing back with a win tonight:
"It'd be brilliant to get back to winning ways straight away, and that's what we're aiming to do. Patience will be key, a lot of teams have come to Whaddon Road for a point, but also we have to make sure we're extra secure at the back. I can't see many teams coming to ours and scoring more than one goal. We'd like to score two, three or even four in these kind of games if we can, but the main thing is starting well and then breaking them down."
On the heavy schedule:
"I think the Saturday-Tuesday schedule quietens down soon, but even with the FA Cup replay it was another game rather than training. I do like the Saturday-Tuesday pattern; it means we can put Saturday's defeat right with a win."
On the upcoming run of games:
"I've looked at the fixtures, it's a big couple of months leading up to the New Year, we've got a lot of winnable games, we've really got to look to push on and be right up there going in to the next year."
On trying to start games quickly:
"There have been games where we've started slowly and come to life in the second half, that's where most of our goals have come this year but it'd be nice to get the goals in the first half like the Macclesfield game where we ended up being quite comfortable in the second half. Last time we played Southport we were waiting for that goal, when we get one, hopefully two three and four will come."
Watch his full interview below: