INTERVIEW | Looking To Respond

INTERVIEW | Looking To Respond

Reagan Ogle is confident that Southport will respond in the right way after the disappointment of the 2-0 defeat against Alfreton Town.

The left-back knows that the team can do better, after Amari Morgan-Smith’s brace saw Liam Watson’s side suffer a setback in Derbyshire on Bank Holiday Monday.

“We have not played the way that we know we can in the last few games and we’ve lost a game after a quick turnaround. The lads know that we can do better so we are disappointed,” he said.

“You can’t point anyone out and say that they aren’t doing their job. We all have to come together and support each other.”

The 20-year-old also believes the warm conditions on Monday also played a part, but is still no excuse.

“The heat was one of the factors involved, it was very hot and it was tiring. It was the second 90 minutes we played at the weekend and there was a quick turnaround, but we still switched off for two little moments in the game and that has cost us dearly.”

Ogle feels the side must look back and take positives from their unbeaten opening four games of the season and build on them.

“We know we can keep clean sheets and defend as a team really well but it’s up the other end where we need to get the players in the game who can create a spark on the ball.”

“You take positives from the games we have done well in but at the end of day we need to score. Our crosses in the box haven’t been great; if we can fix that up then Sammo (Jack Sampson) and Raul (Correia) will get on the end of them.”

The on-loan Accrington defender says that the team are raring to go ahead of their next match against Kettering Town at the Pure Stadium.

“We just want to get the next game underway and turn things round. Hopefully we will get the goals and the clean sheet that we need.”

“We will need to play to our strengths and take the game to Kettering.

“The support we’ve received has been unreal and we always need them backing us up, so I can’t thank them enough. We are disappointed because we want to get the results for them, it is a long way to travel to watch the football that we have been displaying.”

Written by Amos Wynn

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