Date: 14th October 2015 at 3:49pm
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Player manager Kevin Nicholson has given his thoughts following the two all draw with Woking last night.

Speaking to the Official Site following the game that saw us come from behind, before taking the lead to concede the late leveller, the gaffer had to admit that first half in reality we just didn’t turn up.

The reaction after the break did please him however.

‘We just weren’t at it in the first half. Fair play to the lads because we had a good chat at half-time where I told them to relax and be ugly when we didn’t have the ball and pretty when we did, and I felt that we did just that after the break. The way we played in the second half is progression. There is still a lot of hard work to be done, but we are moving in the right direction and that’s all I can ask.’

Nicholson went on to say that ultimately ‘we’ are in control of what happens from this point forward as it’s down to him and the players as to whether they improve and get better and find some real form or not, so it’s about people standing up, showing character and spirit to ensure things really turn around for us and we get back to where we want to be.

There’s certainly an improvement called for when it comes to how ruthless we are in front of goal, but again he’s confident that if we apply ourselves right and keep doing the right things, that will come given what he sees on the training pitch.

‘We’re in control of what we do; if we continue to improve and do the right things, we’ll get to where we want to be. We maybe needed to be a bit more ruthless when we were on top, but overall I was happy with our night’s work and now we will go away and prepare for our next test at the weekend.’

Physio Gareth Law was also interviewed today and he gave an update on injured duo Luke Young and Waide Fairhurst.

With both players picking up knee ligament damage over the summer, he explained.

‘Luke is progressing week on week. He is following the plans that I am setting him and has met every target so far. We will be careful not to rush things, but he is on course to be back by the end of the season. He is getting stronger all of the time; the type of character he is means that he gets on with things and has the drive and determination to succeed. In the case of Waide, it was quite a complex injury inside his knee. He`s no longer in pain when he moves and next week we will move on to agility work, which means twisting and turning on it. We are looking at three or four weeks for him to be back in action.’

As for other injuries at the club at the moment he went on to explain.

‘I am expecting Josh Carmichael to be back with us next week after he returned to AFC Bournemouth for treatment on his back injury, whilst Exodus Geohaghon is still in discomfort with his groin problem, but is making progress. There`s no major damage, so it`s just a case of working with him to get him back to fitness.’

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