Ahead of the weekend’s fixture against Widnes, Wayne Goodison is hoping for more consistency throughout the 90 minutes, after a quickfire double from Hanley Town last week saw 1874 fall to a 4-2 defeat.
“Overall we were generally pleased with what we saw for most aspects of the game. We were better in possession and looked more creative going forward.”
“Ultimately we got out of shape for a 15 minute spell that cost us and the lesson learnt was that if we stop being as competitive out of possession, at this level it will cost you, and it did.”
Looking ahead to Saturday, and Wayne expects another tough test against a much improved Widnes side, but hailed the players attitudes as competition for places remains strong after a recent strong showing from Michael Ibeto on debut.
“As always with Widnes, they will be hard to play against and we expect a competitive fixture.”
“He (Michael) did okay on his full debut, but we expected that having seen him in training, though he is not the only one who is pushing to play.”
Reflecting on the season as a whole, Wayne hopes to show further improvement in the run up to Christmas.
“I would say we are slightly behind where we thought we could be at this stage, but we have seen some progress in individuals that we hope will see us improve further over the next quarter of the season.”