Manager Paul Cox is hoping for a positive reaction from his players, when we make the short trip to face Matlock Town in an FA Trophy First Round Replay tomorrow night.
Our boss cut a frustrated figure on the sidelines on Saturday, as his team produced a sluggish display against their Evo-Stik Premier League counterparts.
Despite extending our unbeaten run to seven games, the Gladiators squirmed several gilt-edge chances to record what would have been a deserved cup shock.
Mark Stevenson and the Chad's John Lomas are asking the questions
“I’m not going to change my opinion. It was a poor performance from us and one that we now want to put to the back of our minds,” declared Cox, who was speaking earlier today.
He continued: “But we’ve got to be positive going into the next game. I’m expecting a positive reaction from the boys and for us to put in a better performance.
“Sometimes the pressure is off when you go away from home, but it’ll be a tough game, similar to Slough. We’ve got to ensure we go there and adapt well to the conditions.”
Defender John Dempster, who was sent-off in our aforementioned FA Cup game at Slough, could return to the team after serving his three-match suspension.
Our boss has also confirmed that he has no fresh injury worries ahead of tomorrow night’s clash at Causeway Lane, which is scheduled to kick-off at 7.45pm.
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Full match commentary will be provided by our online broadcasting station, Stags Player from 7.40pm.
The draw for the FA Trophy Second Round takes place this afternoon.