Midfielder still full of heart despite defeat
In spite of a 3-1 defeat to Rochdale on Saturday, Exeter City midfielder Arron Davies believes that his squad will go into their midweek fixture against Wycombe Wanderers with a typically positive attitude.
The Grecians travel to Adams Park on Tuesday full of intent to end their run of defeats and believing that they can earn three points from a trip to Wycombe, as they did last season.
Exeter were narrow losers to Rochdale in an entertaining spectacle, and Davies revealed that being pipped to victory can often make the results feel even more galling. It isn’t the first time in recent weeks that City have been in contention for a result, only to be undone through small but basic errors.
“Sometimes that makes it feel worse, because half a yard or a yard in football can be massive. It’s those fine margins that are costing us at the minute,” said Davies.
“When it was at one-all I thought we were going to win it. They were on the back-foot, we hit the post and could have had a couple more chances, but we got done with a sloppy goal.
“We’re still working hard and training hard, and I don’t think you could question the lads’ commitment today against Rochdale. It was a good effort but we got done by sloppy mistakes.”
He admitted that desperation is building to getting a result, and that the side are still confident in their ability to overturn the current poor patch on Tuesday.
“We’ve got a quick turnaround now and we have to go to Wycombe with a positive attitude,” he continued. “We’ll go into that game believing that we can win it, like we did today. We did play well today in patches, but it’s about results and we need a result.
“We’ve been punished and that’s happening at the moment. But we’ve got to turn it around and keep believing in ourselves – we’ve got a good squad with a good manager and good staff, and we’ll go to Wycombe believing we can win.”