Simon Weaver is hopeful his side can right the wrongs of last Saturday’s late loss away at Accrington, as Morecambe travel to the Envirovent this weekend.
Speaking of the result last weekend, the Town boss said: “It was a steep learning curve and as difficult a Sunday as it was, after a disappointing performance we have got to put it right now”.
With no midweek game prior to Morecambe, Weaver has spoken on the lingering thoughts and focused preparation of the past week.
“It’s not always easy after a Sunday to come in on Monday and completely move on, what we have to do is impress upon the lads just how short we were”.
“We went through video clips and showed how we could’ve done better, and then had a look at an older video of when we have done it right”.
“It starts with energy and honesty, as we have always tried to show that to the fans, we will try to get back to that on Saturday”.
“We had our own internal game too, and the standard was good. We looked back on that, and we didn’t carry any passengers in training”.
The visitors will bring their own challenges, following a bright start which has them sitting in the playoff spots.
Weaver was complimentary of their performances and manager Derek Adams.
“I thought they were outstanding against Bradford. They very much do what we have tried to put on our players, to impress upon them that energy and making sure it’s hard to play against us. Full credit to Derek and his team who did a great job last week.”
Having faced Adams on numerous occasions, along with possessing familiar players to the visiting manager such as Anthony O’Connor and Liam Gibson.
Weaver has spoken on the potential of differing preparation ahead of the match.
“Yeah of course, there’s difficulty in that but what we have to do is make sure we close up the gaps quicker and have a thirst for getting in the ugly stuff of the game, which is earning the right.”
“Making sure there’s no drama at the back end of it, but I think he always picks good lads, good honest players and he knows what he is going to get”.
Following the Accrington game, Weaver spoke of being impressed by the substitutions and the potential for change in the lineup.
When asked if this door was still open for the upcoming fixture, he said:
“Yeah, we will go through a few things in the training to see who has grabbed the moment.
“After 3 defeats it’s important for everyone to know that their training performance actually pays off in the end”.
Finally, Weaver was asked about the outgoing loans of Ben Tweed (Brighouse) and Emmanuel Ilesanmi (Basford), which were agreed in the past week.
“It is really important for their progression through to our first team hopefully in the end”.
“They need to go out and learn from playing for points. We are going to strive for consistency from the young players as much as the older players, but to do it under pressure and to follow their progress is important for us”.