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6 November 2020

Blues boss Mark Molesley said he wants to see players ‘driving’, ‘pushing’ and ‘getting the best out of each other’ on the pitch.

Jason Demetriou admitted he ‘lost his rag’ in the dressing room on Tuesday night after the defeat to Bradford City.

Molesley said he welcomes that from a senior player, putting his head above the parapet, and showing that he cares so much.

"Absolutely, that’s exactly what we’re want," he said. "Players taking responsibility.

"We’ve got high demands here and we set ourselves high standards and we’ve got to make sure we reach them.

"If we’re not reaching them then I expect our players to drive each other, push each other and get the best out of each other. We’ve got to take more responsibility.

"The first half against Bradford we felt we were a little bit too submissive and we didn’t really impact them as much as we should’ve done. There were choice words at half time and full time.

"We’re an honest group and the job doesn’t change. We train as hard as we can, analyse and keep looking to get better.

"That first half we dipped below a standard which we shouldn’t do. The second half was a lot more positive.

"It wasn’t a win but it was important. At half time we could’ve caved and gone behind further but we didn’t and we rallied, pushed and fought and that is the bare minimum."

Blues turn their attention to the Emirates FA Cup this weekend with the trip to Boreham Wood in the First Round.

The National League outfit will sense an opportunity while Blues will want to avoid a repeat of last year’s exit at the same stage to a side at the same level.

"It’s huge," Molesley admitted. "We know that we’ve got to get wins and it needs to start on Saturday.

"A good cup run can bring a lot of confidence and a boost to everyone and that’s what we’re looking to do.

"We want to go as far as we can, the rewards are there and we need to kickstart our season on Saturday."

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