But he has been encouraged by the improvement shown by his players at Walsall, and with no game this week because of the FA Cup second round ties, believes they will be further improved by a prolonged spell on the training ground.
"It was important to get something from the [Walsall] game because it gives the players a little lift, and the break gives us a chance to get them on the training pitch and work very, very hard," he said.
"It's very important we become better in terms of organisation, set-plays and all that stuff.
"I really feel for the players, I'm in there working with them every day and I see the spirit and tenacity and energy they put into training, and yet because of the position [in the league] we're in, there is a little bit of apprehension in their game."
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