WE’VE GOT THE BOT­TLE TO HIT BACK!

‘WE CAN SHOW CHAR­AC­TER AND PUT LOSS BE­HIND US’

Grimsby Telegraph - - Sport - By Liam Wood Sports Writer liam.wood@trin­i­tymir­ror.com Twit­ter: @liamwoodGT

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.”

Pic­ture: James Gill / PRiME Me­dia Im­ages

Michael Jol­ley dur­ing the Sky Bet League Two match be­tween Crewe and Grimsby Town at Gresty Road.

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