Kittrick's Comment: Learning from our mistakes

Adam Bolder has impressed
Adam Bolder has impressed

Injuries are putting us in a difficult position at the moment, obviously one we don’t really want to be in.

The injury to Liam Ormsby has left us struggling further, the problem is we’re not just suffering normal injuries, these are serious ones.

We have what looks like two broken legs in Liam and Alhassane Keita and an ACL in Paul Robson, which is crazy.

It is frustrating for the players and everyone at the club, but we have to get our heads down and keep fighting on.

This is where we need our younger players to do exactly that when they are given their opportunity from the bench.

That is something I need to speak with them about this week.

They have to stand up and be counted when the going gets tough, the minimum we expect from them is to work hard.

A lot of young lads at this level have come through academy football, so when they step into the adult game it is a bit of a wake-up call.

It is a massive learning curve for these players who were once captain of the Under-21s when they suddenly find themselves on the wrong end of a big challenge.

It is a challenge for all of us at the moment, though it is good that we are doing it at this stage of the season.

We learned a lesson the hard way on Saturday when we lost out to Tadcaster, the lesson was about game management when we were 2-0 up.

When you have so many players missing, players with big experience, then it does affect you.

I hope that people have seen from our excellent first-half display what we are about.

A number of fans told me that that is the best they have seen a Scarborough team play for a good while, which is positive.

There are plenty of positives that we can take out of that game, one being the fact that Adam Bolder and Craig Nelthorpe have taken another step towards fitness.

They will play a big part in Saturday’s game against Colwyn Bay when we are looking for a big three points.

Hopefully we’ll get them in the bag and then we can push on from there.

Thanks for reading

Steve