Stohrer knows Poppies must 'turn it around'

Gary Stohrer hopes that Kettering Town can "turn it around" tomorrow (Saturday).

Friday, 31st January 2020, 7:46 am
Kettering Town full-back Gary Stohrer. Picture by Peter Short

The Poppies right-back was the only player who came close to the high standard of performance that has been instilled by manager Paul Cox as Kettering fell to a disappointing 2-0 defeat to play-off chasing Altrincham at Latimer Park on Tuesday.

Kettering's second defeat in a row came a few days before they take on Curzon Ashton at home this weekend, a huge match against a team who are also towards the bottom end of the Vanarama National League North table.

"It's pretty unfortunate that we weren’t at it all over the park," Stohrer said.

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"It was one of those nights where we could have been there all night and we wouldn’t have scored.

"It was an off day. We played really well last Saturday (in the 1-0 defeat at York City), and we were really unlucky.

"At home, we know the pitch, but unfortunately on Tuesday we weren’t at the races.

"We want to win every game and it’s a massive one tomorrow - a must win.

"They’re down with us so we want to get the three points, and Tuesday puts a little bit more pressure on that.

"Hopefully we can come back and get the three points we need.

"Since Paul’s come in, it’s been brilliant, he’s changed the dynamics and it’s more organised.

"The lads have changed their mindset, everyone knows their jobs, we’ve been brought together and we’ve got stuck in.

"We’ve done brilliantly, and we’ve turned it around.

"This is the first time we’ve had back-to-back defeats, so hopefully tomorrow we can turn it around again."