Boss rues break in games

John Pemberton on an empty weekend, inconsistency and more…

John Pemberton [PA Images]

JOHN Pemberton admits Harriers are heading into an unwelcome empty weekend following the defeat to King’s Lynn.

There’s no action for the Reds on Saturday, their scheduled home game against Gateshead postponed several weeks ago due to the Heed’s involvement in the FA Cup.

The gap between matches was prolonged further with the news that the trip to Guiseley a week later was to also be postponed due to a series of international call-ups.

All told, it makes for a frustrating time for the manager, who was left to stew on the 4-2 Aggborough defeat to the Linnets.

Asked if the break was a good opportunity for rest, Pemberton said: “Not really, I didn’t want the break, especially on the back of a loss.

“We think we’ve half cracked it, and then you can see the frailties in the team.” John Pemberton

“We’d want another game to get it out of our system.

“I’d like another game tomorrow if I could, to get that one out of the way, because the second half [on Tuesday] I didn’t enjoy at all.”

With just one win in the last seven, and five victories in 18 games in all competitions this term, there’s little doubt that a lack of consistency is proving costly.

That was a fact not lost on the boss, who added: “That’s us – it keeps raising its head.

“We think we’ve half cracked it, and then you can see the frailties in the team.

“We’ve got to take it on the chin… we can be very good but, as you’ve seen in the second half, we can be very poor.

“I’ve got to try and get that balance right.”

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