Video: Grimsby Town captain Craig Disley vows to make up for poor display at Hyde
CRAIG Disley admits that he has had to do a lot of "soul searching" in the last few days.
The Grimsby Town captain says the midweek defeat to Hyde – and with it the loss of their unbeaten record away from home – hit everyone hard, not least himself.
The day after that defeat in Lancashire, the 31-year-old took to cyberspace to share his disappointment with the Mariners fans.
He tweeted: "I'm gutted, massive chance missed, wasn't good enough, especially myself, have to put it right."
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Speaking to the Telegraph, Disley says that disappointment is still there and has vowed to use it to spur him and his team-mates on in tomorrow's game with Woking (3pm).
"Personally, against Hyde, it was the worst I've played for a long, long time and it's been a hard couple of days," he said.
"There has been a lot of soul searching and looking in the mirror.
"But we've got back to training and it's been positive.
"There's no point having glum faces and being down because that was never going to do us any favours as we prepared for tomorrow's game.
"It was all about getting out onto the pitch again and being lively and sharp.
"We knew that if we were glum and down and not ready for it, tomorrow was going to be long, hard graft.
"The gaffers picked us up and we have got a good team spirit here – I'm sure that will come through tomorrow.
"Plus, if ever we are feeling down, all we have to do is take a look at Frankie Artus' 'Movember' 'tache – that always cheers us up," he joked.
"The Hyde result has definitely been a kick up the backside for us all to show us that we haven't arrived and there's still a long way to go.
"Tomorrow's match is another good game for us and it's one that we need to win.
"We need to be better as a group and as a team."
He continued: "It will be a tough game, but it's one that they're looking forward to.
"Woking have had a decent start and have done well.
"But with our result on Tuesday night, it's a game that gives us a chance to put it right.
"The disappointment is still there and that will spur us on.
"We all know that from one to eleven, we weren't good enough against Hyde.
"As captain, and as a group, we all need to go out there tomorrow and show what we're all about and prove to the fans that we are a good side."
Disley will come up against a few familiar faces at Blundell Park tomorrow, having played against the likes of Kevin Betsy and Adam Newton in the past.
And so he knows that the league's new boys will provide a strong test, but says that the Mariners must seize the initiative if they are to break their recent home-game hoodoo.
He said: "Promoted teams like Woking are unknown quantities.
"I don't think people underestimate them, but they come into the league with no fear and they go into games free to express themselves.
"Woking have got a couple of lads who I've played against in the past in Betsy and Newton – who have both had good careers – so they're not going to be pushovers.
"They'll come looking to get a result tomorrow but it's all about us and what we can do."