On the final day of the season, we knew what we had to do: beat Northampton, and we’d stay up.
Before kick-off, I tried not so say too much to the players.
If you’re constantly on them, they can overthink things and get nervous. In the days before, you’re clear about what you want from them so that, on the Saturday, they get in the zone and win the game.
At least, that’s the idea.
For the first 40 minutes, things were looking good.
We were a goal ahead and I was already thinking about the half-time team talk. But before we made it to the dressing room, everything changed.
Two goalkeeping errors in the space of five minutes meant I had to rip up the team talk and start again.
I had to pick the players up. Especially the ones who had made mistakes.