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Bromley: Looking To Bounce Back

Posted by Ashley Brewer
Posted on Thu 21 Sep 2017
Posted in First Team

After seeing their six-game unbeaten run end abruptly away at Dagenham and Redbridge, FC Halifax Town welcome Neil Smith and his Bromley FC side to the MBi Shay Stadium.

According to Nathan Hotte, the team are hoping to put last weekend’s defeat behind them and return to winning ways against the Ravens.

He also praised the mentality of his team mates and feels he saw a desire to fight back despite looking down and out at Victoria Road.

“We are looking to bounce back after losing on Saturday,” the 29-year-old said.

“We will want to get that win as quickly as we can.

“I’m sure the gaffer will have some ideas of what went wrong on Saturday and we will work hard on them Tuesday and Thursday before we get together for the game.”

“We have got great character in the dressing room,” he continued

“I felt we did well to put the first half behind us and technically won the second half 1-0 so I have no doubts we will get back on track on this weekend.”

Both the Shaymen and Bromley go into the clash with the same record, as well as being even on points in the Vanarama National League.

To Hotte though, he knows it will all come down to how well him and his team mates play on the day, and that the form book goes out the window every time they step out on to the pitch.

“I have no doubt the game against Bromley will be competitive,” he explained.

“Every game in this league is a hard game regardless of where you are in the league.

“We went from 2nd to 8th after Saturday’s game but we are still two points off first so it’s such a tight competitive league.”

Despite the disappointment of last weekend’s defeat, the former North Ferriby and Bradford Park Avenue man remained positive in his evaluation of the team’s and his own performances so far, this campaign.

“Like I have said, we have got great character,” he reiterated.

“We knew this season was going to be a step up from last season, but I think we are quite unique in the way that we play and the way we play hard for each other.

“I think the lads knew we would do quite well and I think I’ve been quite steady to be fair.

“The first few games the set up took everybody a bit of getting used to, but over the last month or so I personally think I’ve done well and it helps that everybody else in the team is doing well too.

However, even with such a good start, Hotte is keeping his feet firmly on the ground regarding where he feels Billy Heath’s men will finish.

“We want to get to the fifty points and everybody is banging on about getting there as quickly as we can, and then you reassess from there.

“Hopefully, we can sneak into the play off positions and from there you never know what is going to happen.”

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