Points deduction hasn’t changed our job says Everitt

Defender says draws aren’t good enough

ADAM Everitt says nothing much has really changed for the players following the Football Association’s decision to dock the club 10 points.

The Saints were already involved in a relegation scrap prior to the deduction and Everitt says nothing has changed with regards to the Saints needing victories.

“We were already down there and that’s given us a mountain to climb but in one way we know what our job is now, you’ve just got to go out every week and try to win,” Everitt told the Herts Advertiser.

“Draws aren’t good enough and we’ve got to try and win games and get points on the board. Nothing’s really changed – we needed to win games before and we need to win them now. I think we need to get a run together like we did last year when we were up against it and there was a real siege mentality. We’re fighting for everything but we need to start to get results.”

City matched Chelmsford City for an hour on Saturday before slipping to a 2-0 defeat but Everitt says giving the opposition a good game isn’t enough.

He said: “We more than match a lot of teams but if you can’t put the ball in the back of the net, and they take a chance everybody’s heads go down. Obviously that isn’t good and we’ve got to stop it.

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The former Bromley man was also unhappy with the performance of the officials during Saturday’s defeat.

Rob Edmans was allowed to carry on and net the opener despite appearing to be well offside and City found themselves with five yellow cards at full-time despite the game being played in a decent spirit.

“The lino’s come out and said Dave Deeney’s played him on but I don’t think Dave Deeney’s played him on and neither do the rest of the players,” explained Everitt of the first goal.

“It’s a controversial decision but I think the referee’s got a lot of things wrong today.

“There’s not a bad tackle in the game and the ref’s booked seven people. I’ve been booked for a perfectly good tackle after 15 minutes and then you have to run on eggshells for the other 75 minutes but some refs are like that I suppose.”

Everitt heads with the Saints to one of his former clubs, Eastleigh, on Monday night and the 28-year-old is expecting a warm welcome from the home side’s supporters.

“I like playing against my old clubs. They don’t like me very much but I always get some sort of reception – although not a good one!” he joked.

“We need to get a result down there because I think if we get one win we’ll get a little run together. It’s just getting that first win and then we can start climbing that ladder.”