Following Saturday's pre-season defeat against Witton Albion, David Chadwick was interviewed by the club for his thoughts. We thank interview sponsors Kenny Waste for their continued support. Opening the interview, David noted: "Defensively, as a team, I think we went into the game a bit sloppy. We got punished right away by some silly individual mistakes, and if you do that in the league football, you know you can't do that, you can't defend like that."
"Obviously we created a hell of a lot of chances. I think the score could have been 8-7 at one point, there were three or four one-on-ones that we missed, and the same for Witton, they played a big part in it."
"Nico made three one-on-one saves, their keeper has made three one-on-one saves, then we've missed one from the line, we've hit the bar, I don't know how we've finished on zero, but my main concern is conceding the goals in the manner that we did, because we were just wide open. You've got to deal with that off the ball, you've got to stay switched on. Hopefully the lads have got the message going into next week."
Finding the positives, Chadwick then added: "Obviously we have had the three one-on-ones, we've had one disallowed which was perhaps dubious, we've had a chance a yard out with the open net and we've fell over it. The chances we've created and the attacking play, from Mo (Mwiya Malumo), from Jordan Scanlon, Rio when he came on, it was outstanding, but it's whether you are switched on off the ball."
"And the fitness as well was really good, all the way through to the last minute, that's a positive, but my main concern was keeping switched on off the ball."
Looking ahead to Whitby, the manager finished: "I can't wait. Again, I've said it before, we don't beat ourselves up when we get beat and we don't over-celebrate when we win, we're moving on from this today and we're going to have a real positive week in training from all the lads, we all can't wait for the game next Saturday!"
Due to technical difficulties, a video of Saturday's post-match interview is unfortunately unavailable.