Everybody in the ground knew that we should have won the game, but it’s not going on for us at the moment. I've got to say that the Lewes fans there were magnificent, shouting ‘keep your heads up’ and that, when they might have turned on the team. The players and staff were grateful for that, it makes a big difference.

We need a win now, to try and turn things round. We’ve got Bedford at home on Saturday, a tough game, but one that we ought to get three points from. It won’t be easy. Confidence is low at the moment, and it’s the first time since I’ve been here that we’ve hit such a poor run of form. I’ll be trying to do what I can to get the players fired up for the game. We’re in a rut; we’ve got to get out of it. Good players don’t turn into bad players overnight.

On Wednesday we’ve got Horsham in the quarter-finals of the Sussex Senior Cup. We beat them in the final last year, so they’ll be out for revenge. They’re in the top eight of the Ryman Prem, so they’ll be tough to beat - they’ve got more or less the same team as last year. Whoever wins plays Worthing in the semi, so that’s a big incentive; we know how much that fixture means to the supporters. I realise the importance of the Sussex Senior Cup for the fans - in fact I call it the Fan’s Cup, so we’ll do our utmost to win the game and get through. It’s a big week then, and we have to get our act together. Rest assured we’re all working as hard as we can to make sure that happens.

Nest game:
Saturday 17th Feb Bedford (Home)
Wednesday 21st Feb Horsham (Home)


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