Noah Dougherty
Sunday 13 October 2019

Defender Farrend Rawson insists it’s important that Forest Green Rovers get straight back on the horse after yesterday’s slip-up at Exeter City.

Ryan Bowman’s volley gave the Grecians the lead after 11 minutes, and that was how it stayed.

Despite chances at both ends in the second half, Exeter held out to take all three points.

With an unbeaten run coming to end after eight games, Rawson explains that his side won’t let it affect them.

“It was tough,” he said.

We’ve had our talk after the game, and we’ve got things to improve on when we get back to the training pitch on Monday.

“From time to time we’ll get things wrong, but we’ll dice the performance down to see what we can do better on.”

Defeat can be tough to take, and the 23-year-old explained how crucial it is that the squad get each other going again.

“We’ll take the positives from what we’ve done so far this season, and this is just a tiny blip. We have a young squad and if we can learn from it that’s a positive,” he explained.

“Everyone in that changing room is gutted and we’ve got our heads down, but we’ll pick ourselves back up and go on another run.

“We’ll learn from it as a team and we’ll kick on from now.

“We have a good set of lads here and they all pick each other up after the game. Everyone is behind everyone and we all believe in each other and believe in what we do out on the pitch.

“We’ve got a big game this Saturday so we can’t worry about this for long.”