Steve Watson says the squad must work harder to be sure there are no repeats of the weekend’s events, with the trip to Torquay the perfect chance to turn things around again.
Despite a frustrating Saturday afternoon at the Moss, the Silkmen still sit only three points off the top spot, and will hope that the coming games can be the stepping stone needed to climb up into the play-offs.
Upcoming challengers Torquay sit rock bottom of the table with only four points, and Steve expects a determined performance as they look to go again.
“There was nothing to suggest we’d put in a performance like that against Maidstone,” he said. “Training has been good, everyone’s been sharp and nothing’s really changed. We were disappointed after the Woking game because we played really well and missed a lot of chances but we didn’t even create a lot against Maidstone.
“We need to address the fact that we have a very good chance of going on a run of wins and after two wins we somehow take a backwards step. Collectively we’ll have to sit down and figure out why that happens.
“We’re looking to kick on and we hope that everybody realises that. We’ve got players coming back so players cannot be knocking on our door questioning why they’re not playing if they’re not putting in the performances. You have to work hard to stay in the team and to be successful.”
By Adam Washbrook