1874 co-manager Paul Bowyer has praised the players ability to switch to a new system, and hopes to see a more sustained attacking threat when 1874 host Vauxhall this weekend.
“Overall I think they’ve done really well with adapting to a new system. We’ve certainly had a more attacking threat and created a number of good chances.”
“I thought our first half performances in both games were decent. Against Mossley was probably some of the best we’ve played in an attacking sense.”
Despite the change in system, 1874 fell to a 3-1 defeat on Tuesday, and Bowyer spoke about the importance of balance in the lead up to the game this Saturday.
“We now need to get the balance right and as players continue to understand the system and their expectations we should get better.”
“However given the changes we’ve made, full credit to how the players went about approaching both games and it’s given us something to build on.”
“In many of the matches we’ve threatened our opponents and seen positive signs but we can’t keep saying, we need to continue to improve and learn with each game.”
Vauxhall occupy 16th position in the division, and with a recent change in management, Bowyer spoke about the potential for the visitors to look to respond positively to the change.
“In some respects it’s an unknown on Saturday. We’ve seen it lots of times where a team respond well to a change of management and as long as we’re on our game and play on the front foot we’ll have a good chance of coming away with the three points.”
1874 will be without Jack Marrow again on Saturday, whilst Elliott Williams and Matty Fenton await decisions on their fitness ahead of the game.