Hull City

Batty: We Need To Produce A Response

04 December 2017
Dan Batty says the Under-23s need to produce a response as they look to end their frustrating run of defeats against in-form Nottingham Forest at Bishop Burton College this afternoon.

Jon Beale’s side have won just one of their last five games in all competitions and fell to third successive loss with a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Sunderland in the Premier League Cup in testing conditions at North Ferriby United last week.

Batty wants the Tigers to cut out the mistakes in order to turn their fortunes around and insists he and his team-mates are determined to do so against a Forest side that make the trip to East Yorkshire unbeaten in their last nine games.

“We’ve lost the last three now and we need to produce a response against Forest,” he said.

“We can’t afford to keep conceding sloppy goals as we are doing of late because we’re not giving ourselves a chance if winning games.

“Jon (Beale) had a good chat with us after the game on Thursday night and we all know that we need to improve.

“We just conceded a few easy goals against Sunderland that could have been prevented.

“We had a lot of possession and should have created more chances against a good Sunderland side, but we keep conceding sloppy goals and can’t get the goals to cover up the mistakes we’ve made.

“The games that have gone are in the past now though. We can’t change them but we have to go out today and produce a response.

“It’s a quick turnaround, but we’ve just got to go again and work as hard as we can to get a result.

“Obviously we’re on a disappointing run of form but we’re all determined to turn things around.

“We’ve just got to go again and push forward as we look to get back to winning ways.”