Gaffer Gary Simpson wants the crazy gang to get back on track against Burton after starting slow against Barnet and Oxford. The fight back worked in the previous home game at the moss as the Silkmen stormed back from two down to win three – two in a grand stand finish where both sides in all honesty deserved three points.
In the second half against Barnet last week, despite the one way traffic, we were unable to overturn an early set back when Byrne buried a delightful drive in the 9th minute. Once again it was a question of hearts and minds elsewhere as we conceded for the fourth time in three outings with less than ten minutes on the clock.
Gary & Glyn are keen to sort the matter out to insure a talented squad can realise their potential, with perhaps even as an improbable but exciting playoff charge a possibility?
Simmo said ‘We haven’t started well for the last two or three games and here was no exception. We were a different team in the second half and if we had got one, who’s to say we wouldn’t have gone on to get more? It was just one of those days. I don’t know why we are not coming out firing, we have tried different things but I had to give them a volley at half-time.”
Simmo, Glyn and the players are determined not to let the hard work go to waste with the gaffer was also quick to acknowledge Barnet`s contribution in a first half where the lads were not at the races. The topic of conversation and Consternation at Moss Rose this week has been the curious lack of desire early doors. Clearly the ability and belief is there but the side needs to go one down before they are up for the fray.
‘Here there was a real lack of enthusiasm and endeavour which should be standard at any level. Barnet certainly showed that in the first half. They were up for the game, they were quicker than us, put us under pressure and won every second ball.’