“There’s no pressure on them.”

Since a goalless bout at Seaham Town Park in the middle of March, Redcar Athletic’s attacking fortunes have changed drastically, and much to the frustration of First Team boss Carl Jarrett.

Just two goals in 450 minutes of football, the gaffer admitted sudden woes in front of goal were simply unacceptable, given the lack of pressure, criticising the mentality of some in the latter stages of the season.

He offered his thoughts to Ash Stone in the build up to Seaham Red Star’s Friday night trip to the Redcar seafront.

“It’s unbelievable.” The Redcar boss commented.

“There’s no pressure on them. No pressure at all. It’s just the mentality of people. That’s all it is, unfortunately.

“We’re going out there, we’re playing well. We’re all enjoying it.

“The lads are great in the changing facilities.

“We’re just asking them to do certain things, and it’s not happening.

“It’s just not happening for our centre forwards, or for any of our front four, at the present minute.”

Quizzed on what he feels has changed since a free-scoring run at the beginning of March, Jarrett argued it was tough to say.

“Realistically, nothing has changed.”

He continued: “We’re still playing the same personnel. The same lads that were playing when we were beating teams by five and six.

“It’s just about sticking chances away.

“I guess sometimes, you just want one to come off your backside, or off the top of your head.

“Just one that you don’t expect to go in, to change the game and change your fortunes.

“At the present minute, we’re snatching at things, and we’re missing far too many easy chances.

“We need to get back to putting those in the back of the net.”


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