Deacey: I'm Not Down'

Following defeat to promotion contenders Brackley Town, the Avenue manager John Deacey spoke to Press Officer Lewis Sale.

The Bradford boss was left frustrated with their sixth loss in seven games:

‘I didn’t think my players listened at half time, because I warned them saying we gave the ball away too much in the first half. The first goal came from ourselves losing possession, and then we fell asleep on two other occasions.’

Also, Deacey was unhappy with particular aspects of the game that contributed to the Avenue’s downfall:

‘Our set pieces from Jordan (Deacey) were rubbish and our marking was poor for the second goal. I didn’t think we deserved to get anything and I haven’t said that usually this season, and that is not good enough from my side.’

Meanwhile, the Avenue manager was forced to withdraw Matty James through injury, but, is going for several players to return for next Saturday:

‘I had to take off Matty James because he has a back problem. Hopefully we will get Marshall, Hotte and Drury back for the game against Workington.’

However, John Deacey remains upbeat about his side, who will be looking to repeat their earlier form during the season:

‘We have to get a big run going now and it starts on Saturday. I’m not down, we have the ability and squad to march back up the league to try and get that final playoff place.’