Worksop Town have got to pick themselves up from a ‘devastating’ loss to Chorley and prove they belong in the promotion race, says boss Mark Shaw.
Speaking ahead of a busy week, with games against Marine and Trafford, Shaw said the players were determined to bounce back in style.
He said: “They were devastated at how they performed on Saturday, they didn’t put in a performance worthy of a title challenge.”
“Thankfully we’ve got a squad who wants to put it right.”
“We’ve had to do a bit of picking up this week, but we know we can turn it around, regroup and kick on.”
Although Chorley’s win put them eight points clear of Tigers, Shaw isn’t ready to withdraw from the title hunt just yet.
“There are 11 games to go, and I’m not saying we’ll get 30 points but if we do then we will be right up there,” he said.
“The priority is to make sure we’re still in the end of season battle, for a title or for a play-off win.”
“It would be daft to say that’s the title gone, because everyone has a win in them against the top sides and you just don’t know what will happen.”
A return to an attractive style of play, not just a return to form, is key for Shaw.
“We’ve played a lot of long balls, we’re a better side when we pass it and get at people.”