Worksop Town manager Kyle Jordan shared his thoughts after a 4-0 defeat to promotion hopefuls Leek Town. Despite the result, the performance from the Tigers was much better than Wednesday night and Worksop had more than enough chances to give Leek Town a run for their money.

The young manager was impressed with how the Tigers carved out several chances, but couldn’t convert. We do have experience up-front in this league and like Jordan stated; “you can’t teach someone to finish, it’s a natural instinct.” Worksop had several chances with Jordan highlighting some of those that on another day, could’ve gone in.

Jordan said; “I will probably get some stick for this, but I don’t think the scoreline has reflected our performance. I thought we were miles better going forward than we were on Wednesday night. I thought a little bit more quality in both boxes has been the difference and that’s what we’re up against. They were clinical in front of goal, we created a lot of chances today, probably 5 or 6 where you think we should score. There were positives to take out of the game, it wasn’t all doom and gloom, which a lot of people realised today.

“We played with Gazza [Andy Gascoigne] and Metts [Leon Mettam] who have both scored 100+ goals each at this level, so when you talk about people taking chances; sometimes they go your way and sometimes they don’t. I can’t coach Leon Mettam on how to finish and I can’t coach Andy Gascoigne how to finish because they’re both natural finishers. It’s just not gone in for us today, Mettam hit the post at 0-0 and it could’ve been a different game if that went in – we’ve also had one cleared off the line. I thought they defended very well and that bit of quality was the difference.”

Jack Brownell was one of the stand-out performances today and Jordan sang his praises. The young central-midfielder only came into his own against Spalding United and only had one previous start to his name. The Worksop Town manager was impressed with how quickly he has gelled into the starting 11.

“I thought Browny [Jack Brownell] has been brilliant during the last two to three weeks. He was very good when he came in against Spalding United. I thought against Spalding, he did more than hold his own having not had many minutes. From Wednesday night’s game, he was one of the lads that could come off that pitch with a little bit of creditability and today, he was our best player.”

The Tigers next face Market Drayton Town next week and it is a game the backroom staff are looking towards for that all important victory. Jordan expressed how important the games against the bottom half are for the Tigers, as we look to move on from the disappointing past two games.

Jordan continued; “We take every game as it comes, the game next Saturday will be one where we will be looking to pick up maximum points. We are playing a side that is in the bottom-half of the league. I’m more than confident that we can go there next weekend and come away with something.”

By Luke Atherton

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