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Steve: "We Have To Keep Working"

4 March 2013

Boss says Alex will have to start at Colchester like we finished

Steve Davis has told the club’s official web-site that football can change very quickly and after the highs of reaching Wembley and winning at the Ricoh Arena, has come the lows of losing to Hartlepool and Portsmouth. Those clubs are fighting for their lives in League One and that made it two tough games for the Railwaymen, but the boss says his players have approach each game with the right intensity and commitment.

After the 2-1 defeat by Portsmouth, Steve said: “That is football. We were enjoying two great results against Coventry, one that saw us through to Wembley and collect three great points at their stadium but then we have had two defeats to Hartlepool and Portsmouth.

“They are all tough fixtures and it doesn’t really matter where they are in the league, they all have players who can hurt you and you have to be on it from the first whistle. We weren’t in the first half against Portsmouth and we found ourselves 2-0 down at the break and chasing the game.

“We have to have that right mind-set and approach the game in the right way from the start. We are not clinical enough to chase a game when we are two or three goals behind.

“We were inept of ideas in the first half but I was pleased with the way we played in the second half. We showed what we could do if you work hard and could have nicked a point with a bit of luck.

“We won’t allow ourselves to get too down because the second half performance was a real positive to take into the next game. If we can start the game at Colchester like we were in the second half then we have every chance of getting a result.”

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