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WELLENS: I'M HURT, BUT I HAVE TO BE CONSTRUCTIVE

18 November 2018

Richie Wellens was left hurting after his first game in charge, as Carlisle stuck four without reply past his Town side at the Energy Check County Ground.

Regan Slatter bagged a brace with goals from Ashley Nadesan and Jamie Devitt completing a miserable afternoon at SN1

Wellens was honest in his reflections and showed his emotion as he spoke to the media after the game.

“It kills me. I thought the fans were good – it was difficult but they didn’t get on the lads’ back too much.

“It’s tough for me right now – it hurts a lot and I hope in the coming weeks we’re going to turn it around. Yeah, I’m hurting at the moment – I’m going to go and watch the video now.

“The easiest thing for me is to be angry, frustrated but I have to be constructive.  

“I will work the very best I can to get the best out of these players and I need to get on the training ground. How can we get goals? Runs in the box and we need to shore up – we can’t have good periods, not score and then concede in a dodgy two minutes.”

The new Town boss admitted that the result gave him a lot to think about and admitted he wasn’t expecting everything to be correct straight away, but was encouraged by his team’s start to the game..

“You never really start a job with the situation all rosy. Today highlighted a lot of things that aren’t right. There were a lot of good things in the first 30 minutes – good balls in the box, hitting good areas and we conceded goals at bad times.

“I highlighted that at half-time – some of the movement and the play was quick, if we get a final pass right, then we score.

“I thought the biggest things for me today was James Dunne going off. It killed us. He had that energy and started really well. It was a bad, family emergency so right to go off. He had a more serious matter and it puts things in perspective.”

 


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