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"We want to start at a high speed and find consistency"

Harry Kewell looks ahead to Saturday's game with Carlisle United

29 September 2017

Harry Kewell wants his side to react to Tuesday evening's disappointing loss with a fast start when they host Carlisle United on Saturday (3pm).

The Head Coach conceded that the result against the Exiles was tough to take after last weekend's win, and recgonised the supporters' frustrations at the end of the game with Mike Flynn's men.

"It's obviously been a tough week - one with highs and lows, but we're firm believers in what we do," he told the media on Friday lunchtime ahead of the game with the Cumbrians.

"I still can't put my finger on what happened on Tuesday in the second half against Newport County - after the goal we just stopped playing.

"The fans were right to voice their frustrations in the way they did at the end of the game.

Keith Curle's men provide the opposition, with the Reds having their second home contest in five days in West Sussex, and the Australian is keen for his team to kick on and get a good result. 

"Saturday will be another tough but interesting game," he continued.

"We want to approach the game with high speed and be progressive with our performances now.

"They'll be hopeful of coming here and going away with all three points, but my team has to stand up and get them for ourselves and I know we can do that."

Despite experiencing a frustrating start to the 2017-18 campaign, the Head Coach insists that his side will begin to convert the chances they're creating if they keep playing the way they are. 

"We're still creating chances and I think sometimes people forget how difficult it is to score a goal," he emphasised.

"Sometimes missed chances can create perceptions, but until you're in that position yourself it's something you don't appreciate - goalscoring is one of the most difficult things to do.

"It's easy to defend and head football and break play down - but it's hard to create and score and that's why strikers are such a commodity.

"My forwards are doing everything and it will begin to fall for us - I have full confidence in that."

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