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Reaction: We all need to stick together – Alcock

28 October 2018

Defender Craig Alcock insists that everyone at Cheltenham Town needs to stick together after the club lost for the third time in four matches against Stevenage.

First half goals from Kurtis Guthrie and Steve Seddon sealed the points for Dino Maamria’s side, who returned to winning ways with a 2-0 success at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium.

But experienced defender Alcock, who was replaced by Jordan Forster with eight minutes to go, believes that unity is key in a time of poor form.

“It’s only us that can do it at the end of the day,” the 30-year-old full-back admitted.

“We can’t feel sorry for ourselves because in this world and game nobody is going to give or hand anything to you.

“Every team we play against isn’t going to come and give us an easy game, so we all need to stick together including us, the supporters and everyone.

“All we can do is just let them know that we are working as hard as we can as there has been marked improvement and we have been more organised – Scotty (Flinders) hasn’t had much to do.

“However, we’re not getting the right results which unfortunately is the bit we need to change.”

The Robins are back in action again on Tuesday night against Arsenal Under-21s in the Checkatrade Trophy and Alcock believes that calibre of opposition shouldn’t affect their approach to the match.

“I think Ozil might be rested!” he added. “On the whole, regardless of who’s playing we need to get some sort of momentum as the important thing but positive momentum.

“We really need to sort of try and put on a performance but get that win to try and kick-start the season.” 

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