Attenborough: It’s a massive concern

Attenborough: It’s a massive concern

By Kieran King
3 October
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The Gaffer reflects on Frickley defeat, the away form and Lincoln United on Saturday

Loughborough Dynamo manager Lee Attenborough believes that his side ‘weren’t strong enough’ after they suffered a 3-0 defeat at Frickley Athletic on Tuesday evening.

A first-half brace from Jonathon Margetts and one from Jacob Hazel sealed the win for the South Elmsall-based outfit and therefore condemned Dynamo to a second successive away defeat.

Attenborough admitted that he had no complaints about the result, but suggested that his team had three or four ‘real good’ opportunities on the night.

“[It’s] probably deserved in terms of the result,” the 29-year-old said.

“Maybe not three-nil. We’ve probably had three or four real good chances. Two guild-edge chances at one-nil – could’ve got us back in the game.

“One of them was a hell of a save. But over the course of the 90 minutes, I’ve got no complaints about the result. We weren’t strong enough, back to front.”

He added: “It’s football, you’re always going to have chances. Chances are going to get scored, sometimes they’re going to get missed. It’s how it is.

“But at the minute we’ve got a week underbelly. We spoke about it in the changing rooms. We’ve just got to get stronger, and that’s it. I’ve still got full confidence in the squad. It’s one of them games.”

Dynamo have now only picked up one point from a possible 12 on their travels this season – the worst in the division – and Attenborough has insisted that it’s a ‘massive concern’.

“It’s a massive concern. It’s a massive problem that we have to sort one way or another.

“I already feel that I have tried a lot of different things to try and solve it – not quite worked.

“We’re going to have to keep trying. Try and find something to solve it.”

Next for Loughborough is a home game against Lincoln United at the weekend, and that is one that Attenborough is targeting to pick up maximum points from.

“It’s a game that we’ve got to target to win; definitely. I know Lincoln lost on Monday at home to Newcastle. They’ll be looking to try and bounce back.

"So as I always say, we’ve got to be right. I know if we play to our potential and we get our dangermen on the ball.

"We’ll cause some problems but obviously it’s going to be about who is better on the day.”

He continued: “For us, we need to get back to winning ways. We need to try and string a few results together so it is important.

"What you don’t want to do is lose two or three on the bounce then all of a sudden confidence goes and the next games become a lot more difficult.”

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