WE MUST RAISE STANDARDS, SAYS SKIPPER REYNOLDS
The 27- year- old wants to set a higher standard, starting with this weekend’s FA Cup trip to League One Shrewsbury Town.
The Shots may have lost just once in six games, but Reynolds feels they have wasted chances to go top of the National League. With no one able to pull away, Aldershot sit six points behind leaders Dover.
“It’s one defeat in six, and that sounds good, but I think we could have picked up more points” said Reynolds. “We have to start again and go on a run and do even better.
“As a captain, I need to set a higher standard for the boys, but there were probably just one or two of us you could say did OK [ on Saturday]. Of a squad of 15, or the start- ing XI, it was nowhere near good enough to get a result.”
Aldershot may be the joint- highest scorers in the National League, with 29, but they are also conceding.
“If you look back, a lot of goals we’ve conceded have been through set- pieces,” he said. “But that wasn’t the case on Saturday, they were all from open play, so that’s something we need to reflect on and analyse to improve on.
“We can’t keep looking back on last season because we’re nearly halfway through this season.
“We need to stick together. We lost a game of football, worse things have happened, but it’s disappointing in the way we did it.
“We need to come back stronger – it’s the FA Cup. In the league, no one is pulling away but we can’t keep slipping up and dropping points if we want to improve on last year. It’s a difference between saying you want to do it and putting it into practice.”