GARY FINLEY is demanding a positive reaction from his players when they travel to Clitheroe for a Unibond League Challenge Cup tie tonight after Colwyn Bay suffered their first defeat of the season on Saturday.
After going nine matches unbeaten, the Seagulls came unstuck 1-0 at Kidsgrove Athletic on Saturday, but Finley sees this evening’s trip to Shawbridge as the ideal opportunity to bounce back.
“The big thing now is the reaction of the players,” said Finley.
“We know we didn’t play well on Saturday, but we’ve no time to dwell on things. As well as tonight we’ve got a big game on Saturday at Barrow in the FA Cup.
“We had to lose sooner or later, no-one goes through a whole season unbeaten and with the games coming thick and fast we’ve got a quick chance to put things right.”
Bay have a full squad available for the trip to Lancashire apart from a doubt over midfielder Robbie Williams who stayed on the bench at Kidsgrove due to concerns over a groin strain.
“We didn’t want to risk aggravating the injury unnecessarily and Robbie might miss out tonight as well,” added Finley.
Clitheroe are one off the bottom of Unibond Division One North and are yet to win a game this season, having drawn one and lost five as well as notching just five goals in the process.