Wednesday 13th December, 2017 at 9:50am
Miles Storey wasn’t making any excuses for the weekend result against Kilmarnock. The striker knows the team weren’t good enough and he knows things must improve, starting Wednesday night against Motherwell.
The Lanarkshire side visit The Energy Check Stadium at Firhill and Storey admits it’s the perfect chance for the players to go out and put things right.
Speaking to ptfc.co.uk he said: “Saturday was a wakeup call. As players we have to take responsibility for that. It’s our fault, we weren’t good enough. We know that and we have to go out and fix it.
“We want to go out and put that right. It’s a good thing we’ve got another game so quickly, it gives us a chance straight away to go out and do that.”
After the Sunday off the players were back in training on Monday and for Miles and the rest of the squad it was the chance to begin the hard work
“It was good to get back into training on Monday ahead of the game. It wasn’t a very nice Sunday off after the result.
“The boys came back in on Monday and we all worked extremely hard. It was an intense session and the whole team were champing at the bit to get back out and be better on Wednesday night. We simply have to be better.”
Storey knows Saturday was self-inflicted and as a team they have to eradicate it from their game.
“We were obviously extremely disappointed with how Saturday went. We feel all the goals were avoidable and they were all individual and team errors.
“We need to go out and be harder to beat; we can’t be as much of a pushover. We need to maybe play a bit more of the ugly side of the game. We can show our quality on the ball but we have to work hard and not be as easy to beat.
“We have to earn the right to play our football. We have to work harder and put the work in first before we can play football. We have been guilty of that too often, turning up and expecting that we can play our football, no one is going to let us do that, we have to put the work in to earn that right.”
The striker admits despite the defeat the belief is still in the dressing room and the match against Motherwell is the perfect game to come back into.
“We believe we can get a result against Motherwell. They have a few players out injured and we are at home so we have to go out and get a result. A midweek match under the Firhill floodlights is a good match to come into after the weekend. We will take any sort of win, and I’m sure the fans will too.
“We don’t want to go past Christmas and New Year in the position we are in. However we know only us can get ourselves out that position. We have to be more streetwise and work hard to dig ourselves out of where we are.”
Storey hopes the fans will help support the team but he knows it is down to the players to earn the fans backing
“The fans have been great with us and always support us but it is up to us as players to give them something to shout about. We have to earn their support. We have to go out and get into Motherwell early doors. We have to show the fans there won’t be a repeat of Saturday. We have to give it our all and work as hard as we possibly can. We can’t give it anything less.”
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