Winger Lindon Meikle believes a strong determination to improve from within the squad could help us to arrest our disappointing start to the Blue Square Bet Premier season.
Speaking at today’s press gathering, the 24-year-old, who has featured in both of our games so far this season, said: “Personally I cannot wait until Saturday as it’s the first chance we’ll have to get this horrible feeling out of our system.”
“People in the dressing room are starting to get angry with each other and I think that can be considered as a positive thing. We all have personal pride and it hurts us when we lose games.”
Lindon Meikle and Luke Jones (above) are speaking to Mansfield 103.2's Jason Harrison.
Meikle signed for us from Eastwood Town a little over a year ago and also believes the team have what it takes to improve following their slow start to the campaign.
He continued: “For me, this is one of the worst starts to a season that I have ever experienced.”
“Since the Rotherham game we’ve lacked togetherness on the pitch. We need to bond better, just like we did last season, and stop conceding sloppy goals.
“We have some very good players at this club. As a team we are all in it together and we should all be held accountable for our mistakes.”
“Hopefully we can sort out our problems because I want to win promotion this season.”
Meikle enjoyed a terrific debut campaign at One Call Stadium last term, scoring seven goals from 44 appearances.
His impressive form for us at club level saw him rewarded with a call-up to the England C squad during the summer and the winger says he enjoyed the experience of representing his country.
“It was a really good experience. We trained in Coventry for a few days and then flew out to Russia,” said Meikle.
“When we got there we trained at Lokomotiv Moscow’s ground. All the lads there were great. Everything about the trip was really positive and it was an enjoyable experience.