WE’VE GOT THE BOTTLE TO HIT BACK!
‘WE CAN SHOW CHARACTER AND PUT LOSS BEHIND US’
MICHAEL Jolley knows that Grimsby Town have the right mindset to be able to bounce straight back from their weekend defeat. Following a run of three victories, and a draw, from their last four League Two games, the Mariners were beaten 2-0 by Crewe Alexandra at Gresty Road.
Corey Whelan and Shaun Miller did the damage on Saturday as Town conceded their first goals of the month in Cheshire.
And with attentions now turning to Cambridge United next weekend, Jolley says that Town have already underlined their strong character this season.
He said: “I think we have got a resilient group, because we went on that awful run and they bounced out of that with four unbeaten games. Of course, Saturday was a set-back, but we were always going to have a set-back at some stage.
“What’s important is that we show the same character of coming back as quickly as we can next week.”
Jolley, who named an unchanged side for the fifth game running, added: “We go to Cambridge next week and that will be another tough game for us. I think their form has improved recently, so that will be difficult. “I think that, if we deliver a similar performance and create a similar amount of chances, we will give ourselves a good chance.”
After a goalless first half at Crewe, the Mariners conceded twice in the space of seven minutes – and that ultimately proved the difference.
Jolley added: “I’m very reluctant to criticise my defenders, who have conceded two goals in five games now. I think defensively we have done well.
“But what I do think we have got to do is be more productive and score more goals.
“If we get the first goal or took even a small percentage of the chances that we created on Saturday, then I think we get something out of the game.”
Michael Jolley during the Sky Bet League Two match between Crewe and Grimsby Town at Gresty Road.