Grimsby boss Russell Slade wants to view Yeovil defeat in isolation

Posted Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by PA

Grimsby boss Russell Slade wants to view Yeovil defeat in isolation

Russell Slade wants the 3-0 defeat at Yeovil to be taken in “isolation” after Grimsby had two players sent off.

Pressure is building on the Mariners manager with the loss to the Glovers meaning it is now 10 matches without a win.

“We’re on a bad run, I get that. But I think you have to look at the game in isolation,” Slade said.

“You have to put it in a box sometimes. It’s one game, it’s three points.

“It was a really, really difficult night for us. It’s frustrating because it’s a game we feel we could have taken some points from.

“We’re trying to build something here. We’re seriously going through a period of transition and sometimes you’ve got to be that little bit patient when you’re building because if you come out the other side it might be all worthwhile.”

On a bad night for Grimsby, Mitch Rose was shown a straight red card after just five minutes before Karleigh Osborne was given a second yellow having received the first for arguing with teammate Luke Summerfield.

“I’ve looked very quickly on the decisions. I’m really not sure about the first one. He’s very quick to get the red card out,” Slade continued.

“He’s never taken his foot off the floor. He’s not launched as such. From my point-of-view I’m disappointed, the player’s disappointed.

“It came so early in the game. Whatever planning and preparation you do it doesn’t prepare you to go down to 10 and then to nine.

“We’ll look at both of those instances separately and decide what we’re going to do consequence wise.”

For Glovers boss Darren Way it was a completely different story, with goals from Lewis Wing, Rhys Browne and Jake Gray moving them five points clear of the relegation zone.

“I’m very pleased with the performance. One or two individuals I thought did very well and as a team, they had to be calm, they had to keep moving the ball.

“I kept saying on the touchline; ‘pass and move’, ‘pass and move’, and I think overall that was a well worked performance and it certainly helps us climb that table,” Way said.

“Overall I feel as a group we’re developing, we’re learning. We’ve got quality, we’ve got strength in depth within the squad and it was a big game tonight.

“There was a lot of pressure, certainly after the Lord Mayor’s show which was Manchester United (a 4-0 FA Cup fourth round defeat), because ultimately I was going to be judged on tonight, the players were going to be judged on today and we’re playing for everyone’s careers. To put in that performance was pleasing.”


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