Our last preseason friendly finished with a loss at Canvey over the weekend. Despite the result, I got some more ideas of where we are as a team.
We started very well for the first twenty minutes but then fair play to Canvey, they got their pattern of play right and we were given a bit of a run around for the remainder of the half and conceded two goals. We hit the bar just before half-time through a great save from a Packs header but to be honest we were chasing them and needed halftime to come to reorganise.
We have a young side this year and they have to learn how to organise themselves when things aren't going right.
We addressed this at halftime and to be fair to the lads the second half was a lot better than how we finished the first, and we kept a clean sheet and got in some good areas too.
We have two training sessions this week in which we will address everything that went wrong on Saturday but also I will be reminding the lads on how well our pre-season has gone overall and to stay positive. We will make mistakes this season, but Saturday showed me this set of players can take criticism and then just get on with putting things right.
Updated 21:19 - 15 Aug 2018 by sonya whittam