KEATES | We'll Learn From It

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Sun 13 Aug 2017

Wrexham manager Dean Keates has outlined that his side will learn from mistakes made against Dover Athletic and put it right when hosting Gateshead on Tuesday.

The Dragons boss was disappointed with how we fared on the weekend but has made assurances that with his new-look squad, things might take time.

"It’s going to take time to gel, I wasn’t too high after the game on Tuesday night and I wasn’t too low after Saturday. We’ll look back at it and we’ll learn from it" said the gaffer.

"There’s optimism, we’re only three games into a season, I’ve been fortunate to achieve things in my career and I’ve never achieved anything after the third game of the season".

Wrexham fell to a 1-0 loss at the Crabble Athletic Ground on Saturday as Ryan Bird's 17th minute goal sealed the win for the home side after the Dragons had started positively.

"We went down, we had a game plan and for the first 15 minutes and it was working, we got down the side of the three centre-halves, Jack Mackreth got into some crucial areas and ideally we should have been 1-0 up in the first ten minutes.

"It wasn’t the reaction I was after, we knew we had to stay in the game because you know what you are coming into at Dover and we knew exactly what we were going to come up against.

"We knew how physical they are and how direct they are and know each one of them man-to-man on the park. We were trying to rotate and create spaces down the sides but second half it wasn’t anywhere near good enough". 

The Dragons now have the chance to bounce back following their second loss of the new campaign in front of another great crowd at the Racecourse.

"We want to back it up [against Gateshead], we’re back at home we need a reaction and to get a performance".

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