STEVE KITTRICK: Whitby win came as a big boost

Steve Kittrick's view
Steve Kittrick's view

This has been an interesting week for the club if you take a look back.

Reflecting on Saturday FA Cup defeat, I just don’t think we were ourselves, maybe the occasion got to one or two people.

Bad defending gifted Hyde their two goals in a very winnable game, then at the same time we didn’t put our chances away.

It is frustrating and it will be to the lads because some of them will never get the opportunity to get that close to the first round of the FA Cup again.

That defeat is gone now, and we have also had some good news to lighten things.

Michael Coulson has signed a two-year deal with the club, which is fantastic news for us.

Then, on Tuesday night, we beat Whitby Town in the League Cup, which gave us the local bragging rights and showed that we could bounce back.

That game also gave James Cadman, Jack Johnson, Charlie Binns, Nathan Curtis and Danny Stimpson the opportunity to get some football under their belts.

The whole night was a massive plus point.

We did concede a poor goal, but Tommy Taylor held his hands up for it, which is something you can work with, and the lads rallied round him to get him back on his game.

The character was good, we were by far the better team in the second half of the game and it got us back to winning ways, which for me was so important.

It is all about continuing that on Saturday at Kendal and going on a winning run in the league.

We are missing Jamie Price, who is away with family commitments and we also have a few bumps and bruises, but you have to expect that.

I spoke on Saturday about improving the team in certain areas and that is something that we are still working very hard at.

I’m looking to bring players in from the divisions above, but it is about convincing them to drop down a level or two.

We do have a lot of quality in a lot of areas in our squad, but at the moment we need lads who can win us games, just to take us to that next level.