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Published: 00:00, 28 August 2014 |
Updated: 07:46, 28 August 2014
Dover boss Chris Kinnear has been around the game a long time.
He knows what he’s got to do to get his players up for Saturday’s Vanarama Conference clash against Kidderminster at Crabble after the 6-1 defeat at Woking on Monday.
And it doesn’t include any shouting or finger-pointing.
Kinnear said: “Of course everybody is devastated by what happened on Monday but there is no point dwelling on it.
“It’s certainly no good feeling sorry for ourselves – that won’t do anybody any good. We’ve talked it through and address the issues.
“What is important is that we get our heads around that result and move on because nothing can change the outcome of that game.
“It (the Woking game) is now in the past and it’s what happens in the future that counts now.”
While his side came home empty-handed from Woking, Kinnear said he was pleased with the progress his team have made in their first season back in non-league’s top-flight for 12 years.
He said: “We’ve got four points from our past three games and that includes playing against two of the best sides in the league (Grimsby and Eastleigh). That’s a great effort.
“Grimsby have won their past two games and scored 13 goals while doing it since our 1-1 draw up there so - that shows what a great result that was for us.
“Imagine how good it would have been had our penalty not been saved at the death which denied us all three points?
“And to back that up by beating Eastleigh with 10 men was outstanding.
“No one said playing in this league was going to be easy but we are learning all the time and that’s the key.
“We must take it all on board and move forward.
“Kidderminster will provide another big test because they are unbeaten so far (won two and draw three) and know what this league is all about as they have been in it a long time.
“We are the new boys and only got a few lads who have played at this level before but we’re all in it together.
“We all know we can compete at this level.”
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