Date: 10th March 2015 at 3:47pm
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Skipper Mark Hudson has looked back on our last three results and called on the players to stand up and respond given three defeats on the bounce.

The weekend’s two nil defeat to Rotherham built on a four one loss to Brentford and a three nil loss to Charlton, and Hudson told the Official Site that it simply wasn’t good enough.

‘We feel that we got bullied for the large part of the game; from about 15 minutes onwards. We started brightly and passed the ball quite well; (Joe) Lolley looked good in jinking past a few. However, once they stepped onto us we seemed to take a backwards step. We didn`t win many first or second balls and we didn`t really look like we were competing. It was almost like we were waiting for something to happen. Obviously it was a disappointing day. We`re a passing side; that`s the players that we have. However, we didn`t pass it after around 15 minutes on Saturday. If you go more direct with one up front, the ball will not stick.’

With Birmingham City up next at the weekend, fresh from their own pleasure at scoring two late injury time goals against Derby County, Hudson knows we need to show a response but it’s going to be another tough game for us.

‘It`s been a horrendous week for us, with three back-to-back losses. Now we have to stand up and be counted. We still have a long way to go with 10 games left against some hard teams and we have to step up. We need to worry about ourselves, not about other teams and what they`re going to do. We have more than enough here to be winning games, but not if we don`t compete like on Saturday. It`s difficult for me to put my finger on why, but our standards slipped last week and that`s not good enough. We`re not working hard enough for each other.’

Hudson ends his interview by saying that we have to respond and we have to respond quickly with games dwindling down now and he assures fans that nobody in the team will be giving up as they will be demanding more from each other in future.

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