Head Coach wants positive reaction on Tuesday against Exeter
Head Coach Harry Kewell urged his players to “stick together and work hard” as they seek to rectify Saturday’s 4-0 loss to Wycombe Wanderers with a win over Exeter City at the Checkatrade Stadium on Tuesday night.
After a goalless first half at Adams Park on Saturday, Reds conceded four goals to slump to their heaviest league defeat under HK.
He said: “First half they didn't really cause us any problems - we knew exactly how they were going to play. I didn't feel, going into half time, that what happened was going to happen.
“We were a bit slow out the blocks [in the second half] and let their player go through the middle and it was a good goal.
"It kind of shocked us to get going again. We had a brief spell but then they took their chances.
"I asked the players [at half time] do you feel threatened? No, we feel comfortable, we created a couple good chances and this is where we need to capitalise. I think the ref made a couple of decisions that didn't go our way but you get that. It wasn't a good second 45 in the end.”
There is a quick chance to put things right on Tuesday against Exeter City and insists it is going to take time to turn the club’s fortunes around.
"There's only one or two differences personnel wise from last year. It takes time to change things.
“[It’s a] big, big game [on Tuesday]. The players know that, and the wonderful thing about football is you can correct your mistakes quickly. That was a bad 45 minutes, but now we've got to stick together and work hard and be right for another big game on Tuesday.”