No need to panic say’s McGarry

No need to panic say’s McGarry

Posted on February 20, 2016 in 'News'

ECU Joondalup player/coach Steven McGarry said there is no need to panic after back-to-back defeats in the QBE Night Series.

The Scotsman said there has been positives come out of the tournament and believes the Night Series is great to get things sorted for the NPL season. “We’ve used the Night Series to try a few things, so there is no need to panic after the last two defeats,” he said. “But we do go out there to win every game, and we want to be competitive and send a little statement to the other clubs to know we mean business. So the last two results have been disappointing the way we lost the goals and the amount of goals too, but we have worked really hard at training this week to try and rectify those mistakes, and we’ll go out on Sunday and try and get a positive result.”

The former Perth Glory midfielder said after the first win in the competition some of the players got a little carried away and were punished in the next two. “I suppose you could say some of the players thought they could just turn up and get a result, but in football you can’t do that,” he explained. “You have to put the hard work in and the wins don’t come easily. The Balcatta game everyone was working hard as a team, so it showed you benefit from that type of performance.”

McGarry said the new faces at the club, on the pitch and off will take time to settle. “We have a number of new players and new coaches as well, and a lot of things are getting done different, so it will take time to get used to each other and the way we go about things, but saying that we need to be competitive, he explained. “It’s not acceptable to be conceding the goals we have been, and we’ve watched the footage of the Armadale game and we’ve analysed the areas we think need improving. But we have a good core of players and we got a good reaction from the group on Tuesday, and no one was hiding and we look forward to another tough test against Stirling.”