Exeter City forward Ryan Bowman says he and his teammates are targeting an improved display when they welcome Port Vale to St James Park this Saturday.
The striker, who netted his first and second goal for the Grecians in midweek at Macclesfield Town, says the side were frustrated and disappointed following their loss at Moss Rose.
The City number 12 explained: “It was hugely disappointing on Tuesday night. We know individually and collectively we weren’t good as what we should be. We’ve got a game coming up quick on Saturday, so we have to put it right. We went 1-0 up and then 2-0 up, and performance wise every single one of us can do better and the manager said that as well. That game has gone now, and we need to concentrate on Port Vale, and luckily for us, it’s only in a couple of days.”
Ryan also added that if the Grecians want to achieve their goal of sealing a place in League One next season, they need to take advantage of the games to come, particularly at St James Park.
“It’s the old cliché of massive games, but they are, they’re big games especially because we’ve not picked up anything on Tuesday so it’s an even bigger game now,” said Ryan. “The ownership is on us, we’re at home. No disrespect to Port Vale and Macclesfield, if we’re wanting to go up then we should be beating teams who are lower in the league. If we want to go up then we need to be beating teams like that, especially at home.
“Port Vale have hit some good form, but we feel like that, if we’re on it, which we will be on Saturday and we’ll make sure of that, then there should be no problems.”
Ryan also revealed how much he’s enjoyed playing at St James Park since arriving at the club in January.
He explained: “It’s quality, I love it, the atmosphere from the stand (Thatchers’ Big Bank) is really good. They’re there an hour before kick-off to get their seats and where they want to stand. Hopefully we can give them something to cheer on Saturday."
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