Date: 20th December 2016 at 7:01am
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Manager Neil Harris’ frustration was clear at the full time whistle in last weekend’s loss to Scunthorpe United.

Travelling to Glanford Park to face Scunthorpe who top the League One table, Harris had spoken about the side rising to the occasion and getting themselves back to winning ways in a game that could showcase our talents, but the side showed well known defensive problems on the day and came out with a three nil defeat on the day.

Speaking to the official site in his post game press conference a frustrated and disappointed gaffer knew we had again cost ourselves with ‘poor’ defending on the day and he knew not only wasn’t it good enough, but he knew we were better than that.

‘Scunthorpe are top of the League for a reason as they the most consistent side, but today they didn`t beat us – we beat ourselves. We gave them three opportunities to score. It was a poor foul by Joe Martin for the first goal, we should have defended the box better from the free-kick. The second one is about recovery and the same mistakes being made by the same players. The third was a poor decision by Jordan Archer.’

Speaking about the rest of the game, he went on to explain that there were positives he could take, but the negatives overshadowed them.

‘I thought we nearly put the right ball in today, nearly got on the end of it and nearly made the right clearance. Football is about people making the right designs and people being winners. Today we weren`t. It’s a frustration because there was nothing between the teams for me apart from our errors. I can`t protect my players in the sense that we have given three poor goals away, and we know we need to now put that right with the right reaction against Charlton.’

Of course with Charlton Athletic up on Wednesday evening it’s another pressure game in effect and Harris is demanded a response.

‘This has come at a perfect time for us; we are going back on the training pitch straight away and start building towards Wednesday. It’s about having the right reaction, the right character, it’s about building an atmosphere in the ground. I will pick my players who will win that game and it’s fortunate that it’s Wednesday.’

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