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Kaspars vows: "Never again"

28 August 2013

Gorkss vows to ensure it won't happen again

Captain for the night Kaspars Gorkss was a dejected figure at the end of a horrible result at London Road on Tuesday night.

"We need to take a very hard look at ourselves," he said, openly and honestly after our Capital One Cup exit.

"I think it is definitely one of the worst defeats I've ever had in my career and I think it's the same for most of the other lads in there.

"I'm lost for words to be honest. We weren't good enough, that says it all.

"We didn't close them down quick enough, we weren't solid enough, we should have worked harder than we did. It's as simple as that. You can't afford to work anything less than 100%.

"Every one of us wants to play every game. And this was an opportunity for us to prove a point. It's not enough to moan and groan about thinking you should be playing, you need to show it on the pitch. And today we didn't perform.

"It's nobody else's fault other than ours."

But the Latvian was adamant in how we, as a team, will react to this six-goal drubbing.

"The game is gone. There's no other option other than to pick ourselves up and stick together as a team.

"We need to show we are a team, quit complaining and moaning and stick together. What other option is there? To give up and just let it go? 

"It's easy for us to be together in good times, but now we have to stay strong at times like this.

"A sign of a good team is how you bounce back from defeats like this. And that's what we have to do, we have to get back on the training ground and make sure that never, ever happens again."

Yeovil on Saturday provides Nigel Adkins' men with the opportunity to do just that...bounce back.

"Our goal is still the same - to get promoted. And we need to get back to winning ways as soon as possible," Kaspars said.

"This division is all about winning. We haven't kept a clean sheet all season which is disappointing - we need to get onto the training ground and work on it. Today simply wasn't good enough."

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