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We Have To Recover Quickly - Bates

3 November 2018

Matthew Bates Jon Bromley (Shutter Press)
Pools boss Matthew Bates

Matthew Bates has insisted that he and the players will work even harder to put things right after falling to their heaviest defeat of the season at Bromley.

Pools were beaten 4-0 at Hayes Lane on an afternoon to forget in Kent which was only made worse by a red card for Peter Kioso who will join fellow defender Andrew Davies on the sidelines through suspension next week.

Defensive errors cost Pools dear at the hands of The Ravens and Bates said he and the players must face up to the criticism and make sure they recover quickly.

“We’ve given poor goals away over the last two or three games – and that’s not been like us during the season as a whole,” Bates told Pools PlayerHD.

“In the first half we were right in the game and after the first goal we were the better side by a country mile but then we capitulated in the second half and the goals we conceded were shocking.

“We made a change at half-time and tried to go for it because we were confident we could win the game but the second goal came at a bad time and set us back.

“We’ve told the lads in there that we will through it with a fine-tooth comb on Monday to find out where it went wrong and then rectify it.

“It wasn’t our day. The lads aren’t happy in there, I’m not happy and neither are any of the coaches. But we have be big and brave enough to move on and make sure we put it right.

“I can’t blame the fans for being angry because they deserve better and we understand that.”

Click here now to watch the full post-match video interview with Matthew Bates on Pools PlayerHD.

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