Boss demands improvement

Reaction from the dugout from John Pemberton after Telford defeat…

John Pemberton [PA Images]

HARRIERS will improve on their showing in the defeat to AFC Telford on Tuesday, says boss John Pemberton.

The Reds suffered a first defeat of the new season at the New Bucks Head, going down 2-0.

It leaves Harriers with just a point to show for their efforts across the first two games, but it was the performance in the second half against The Bucks that left the boss most upset.

He reflected: “I was disappointed with the second-half performance – I thought it was weak, I thought it showed the frailties in what we’ve got.

“It highlighted the position in which we are at the moment with regards to what we’ve got player wise, and strength in-depth.

“The second half performance wasn’t good enough, it’s as simple as that.”

Harriers must travel to Bradford (Park Avenue) this weekend in search of their first victory of the term.

“…we’ll definitely get better. I know we will.” John Pemberton

The gaffer was determined to ensure that improvements are made, and quickly.

Nonetheless, he is keen for the more experienced members of his squad to help aid that.

He added: “We’re quite inexperienced, but there are one or two players that I expect more from; they know the league and have played quite a few games.

“You want them to step up to the plate, and the second goal killed us – we never recovered from that.

“So we’ve got worked to do, but we’ll get better, we’ll definitely get better. I know we will.

“Some of them, unfortunately, are used to losing and it is difficult to get out of that mentality.”

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