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BARRETT with some strong words ahead of Armthorpe arrival!

Just one win in their last six games has seen Grimsby Borough lose ground on Division One’s top two, and Manager Daniel Barrett has come out fighting as they prepare for the visit of Armthorpe Welfare, writes Ian Robinson.

Speaking after Wednesday night’s training session, Daniel told TBG that he had seen some good signs. “We have trained on Wednesday night after what has been a hard few days since Saturday. The session was probably the best we have trained in a long time, and if we go into Saturday’s game like that I have no worries whatsoever.”

The weekend sees a struggling Armthorpe Welfare side visit Bradley Road, and Daniel is clearly looking for a big reaction from his players. “It’s time for a lot of our lads to stand up now after some very poor results, some have shown tonight what they are capable of and how good we can be. It’s time to walk the walk and show people what we have in the locker. We’ve had a lot of movement in the last 5/6 weeks with players injured, leaving, being approached etc and sometimes when the going gets tough, it’s time to roll up your sleeves. Some lads aren’t made out for that bit, whether that’s strapping up a knock, fighting for a shirt or generally not walking away which is the easiest option.”

“I’m afraid it seems to be the mentality of some lads now. Ryan Hindley said something similar after we played Rossington earlier in the season and he is right. I expect a massive reaction on Saturday and a better performance from us.”

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