Not a bad nights work - Warne

Last updated : 09 August 2017 By Millersmad

Speaking after the game to Warne gave his thoughts; “Overall, I’m pleased with the performance, I thought our attacking play, at times, was excellent. I thought Joe Newell was outstanding tonight. You can see what he brings to the team. Overall, not a bad night’s work.”

Jamie Proctor’s scored a great goal from 22yards out, curling into the top corner; “It wasn’t bad to be fair, When he hit it I thought it had a chance." Warne said.

"I really liked Fordey’s goal. It was just really good team play. The lads were really composed on the ball on a wet night, it had been lashing it down all day. I enjoyed that goal possibly more.

“I always want the forwards to score if they can because it builds confidence for them. I thought there were some really good performances today. It was nice for Frecks when I took him off and he got a good ovation.

“In fairness, Bally’s probably been our best player in pre-season. I’ve got a few decisions to make in the attacking six but everyone I brought to the club, I said that. I like to stick with a sustainable, solid back five. But I might tweak a couple of things.”

“I was disappointed with how we conceeded because it was an easy ball to clear. Either my ‘keeper comes and clears the lot or Semi just puts it out for a throw. We’ve expressed it to the lads beforehand about there’s no reason you have to play pretty. It was wet and slippy and a game for mistakes. The lad amazingly, tucked it in from a tight angle."

“I thought, generally, the lads defended quite well from a lot of set-pieces and throw-ins. They’ve got a lot of big lads so, in that respect, I was pretty proud of them.

“I’m not saying my back five are bad defenders. It’s maybe a bit of inexperience, possibly. I’m not saying I need to sign three defenders but I probably need one more. If we keep working with them and they get more confidence, they can become a good back five. 

“I’ve got two very good left-backs but I’ve only got one right-back.”