Date: Thu 27 Feb 2014

Port Talbot will bounce back

Scott Young insists Port Talbot will bounce back from the Play-off Conference setback they suffered against Connah’s Quay last weekend.

Chasing the seventh-place finish that would offer a shot at European football next season, the Steelmen were dealt a blow at the GenQuip Stadium.

In a scrappy game, substitute Jason Bertorelli put Port Talbot ahead with a second half strike against the Nomads. But the visitors responded as Lee Healey pounced twice in the closing stages to secure a victory for his side.

The result leaves Young’s men ninth in the table, five points behind seventh-place Aberystwyth who have played a game less. Port Talbot now have more than a fortnight to reflect on last Saturday’s defeat before returning to action at Afan Lido on Friday, March 14.

And Young insists they will come back fighting in that match.

“If we win our eight games we finish seventh and that’s the challenge ahead of us, to win every game,” said the former Cardiff defender.

“We’ll look at the training. Maybe we’ll alternate the nights and get one or two more training sessions in.

“We’ve got to bounce back.

“We’ve got two Friday night games coming up and it’s something we’ll look forward to.”

Port Talbot’s task at the moment is to hit top form after a spell of inactivity. They also lost at Rhyl earlier this month after another three-week hiatus.

“I don’t think we’re great at the moment when we have a week,” added Young.

“That’s maybe something we have to look at, perhaps we have to tinker with our training methods and change the things we do.”

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