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We need to play to our potential says Worcester City number two
10:00am Monday 9th September 2013 in Sport By Steve Carley - Midlands Sports Journalist of the Year 2013, @stevecarleyWN
MATT Gardiner believes it is only a matter of time before Worcester City register their first victory of the season.
However, City’s assistant manager insists the players have to start realising their potential in order to get them off the mark.
Worcester dropped into the Skrill North bottom three following Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Bradford Park Avenue at Aggborough.
It has left them with only two points from the first six games but Gardiner remains upbeat ahead of this Saturday’s trip to Colwyn Bay (3pm).
He said: “I think if games were out of sight and we weren’t even competing then that would be concerning but there are some positive signs — maybe not on Saturday but over the course of the six games and I think we can turn it round.
“Players have got to start playing to their potential, individually and collectively, and if they don’t we will have to look to change things. But, in terms of the first six games, we just need that win. That’s what we need and I think you’ll see a different side.
“I think Saturday’s the poorest we’ve played out of the six but every other game we could have potentially won. The quicker we get the win, the better it will be for everybody.”
Carl Heeley’s deputy added: “We had too many players who weren’t at the races against Bradford and in the end got the result we deserved.
“We did well to come in 1-0 down because it could have been more.
“But when we got it back to 1-1, regardless of how we were playing, we should have been looking for a positive result from that position with 20 minutes to go.
“Unfortunately, we’ve found ourselves in another 2-1 game which shows we are not far away but there are improvements we know we’ve got to make.”