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Lee Barnard: We must do better

25 January 2016

Striker expects positive response from Reds on Saturday

Lee Barnard admitted there weren’t many positives at Yeovil on Saturday, where a 2-1 defeat condemned Reds to their fifth successive away defeat.


But the former Spurs and Southampton striker did manage to score his first goal for the club while the performance of young goalkeeper Callum Preston was one bright spot on a gloomy afternoon for Reds and their 139 travelling fans.


Lee said: “I thought Callum was excellent, he’s shaping up to becoming a very good young keeper.


“I could see his potential when he arrived in the summer and I’m not surprised he’s doing well. He’s got a great attitude and he wants to keep improving.”


-minute header was no more than a consolation for Crawley. “It was nice to finally get my first goal but, if we’re honest, it was a very disappointing day for us.rdLee’s 83


“We didn’t set out and do what we’d worked on all week in terms of managing the game.


“The lads had a good chat afterwards and then on the way home. It’s gone now – we have to move on to another tough game against Mansfield on Saturday, but it’s also important we absorb the lessons from Saturday. It was a flat performance, as the manager said, which is unlike us. We certainly can’t afford to let our standards slip again this season.” 

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