Sunday was a reality check - promotion in a play off structure can never be assured. It is far better to have a bad day now than in the semi or final, we still have the opportunity to recover from a drawn game with the other top seed in this group.
The trouble is we said that after the Pirates defeat etc etc.....
We've had a couple of wake up calls, Roth away, Pirates away. I do think that they have helped the team.
I think we've missed Merriman a lot. But that is no criticism of Mama, or saying that we are a one man team.
Also as said elsewhere we need the strongest players in their best positions.
I am disappointed at a draw, but they have two games against Nottingham to change the balance before what could be a crucial game at ODP.