Co-manager Paul Bowyer “expects to see a reaction” at Stalybridge tomorrow, after a disappointing opening to the league campaign on Saturday.
1874 were second best across most areas on Saturday, and were outclassed by a well organised and clinical Kidsgrove side. Afterwards, Bowyer spoke of the teams disappointment with the result.
“We’re all disappointed with Saturday’s result and performance. We actually started the game quite well and scored a good goal but then stopped doing the things we’re good at and were second best in the physical battle. Too many had an off day and we gave away some poor goals.”
Looking ahead to tomorrow night, Bowyer expects a “stern test” against Stalybridge, but is keen to put things right as quickly as possible.
“Stalybridge picked up a really good win on Saturday at Hanley and like ourselves are another side full of new faces who will be looking to build on this.”
“We expect to see a reaction and it’s good we’ve got a game on Tuesday to put things right. We’ve worked on things in preseason and expect to see more of that and people standing up to the challenge and being better with and without the ball.”
Bowyer was also keen to praise the away support from the fans in recent seasons, and asked for this to continue into Tuesday.
“The support has always been good especially away from home. It would be great to see you at Stalybridge in your numbers and get behind the lads. It was good to see your support for the players after Saturdays game even after the result and I know the players are keen to pay it back.”