Jamie Reckord has said he and his Yeovil Town team-mates will take a look at the video nasties of the two goals they conceded in the opening day defeat to Scunthorpe United.
The Glovers’ allowed Iron defender Andrew Boyce freedom inside the box to head home the opener after 26 minutes before Jacob Butterfield was allowed to bomb forward and smash home a second just after the hour mark.
Speaking to BBC Somerset’s Sheridan Robins after the game, Reckord said: “Every goal you look at and feel you could have stopped it, but I feel like we could have stopped these ones, everyone could have done better in the build up to each goal.
“We are going to have to break it down, look at it and make sure it doesn’t happen again.”
The former Solihull Moors and Wrexham player and fellow wing-back Charlie Wakefield were given more licence to go forward in the second half as the visitors reverted from a five-man defence, and Reckord scored his first goal for his new club to set up a frenetic finish.
Of the change, Reckord said: “The gaffer has worked on us being able to change shape quite a bit and I felt like we were a lot more fluent (after the change of shape) and created more chances, unfortunately we couldn’t get the second even though we created a lot of chances.
“I like getting forward, when you play 4-3-3 against 4-3-3 like we did in the second half, it gives you licence to bomb on. I enjoy attacking, so that’s not a problem.”
He added: “The first half neither side really took control of the game, I didn’t feel there was much in it from either side but we gave a sloppy goal away and goals change games.
“We went in at half-time and regroup and created some chances, we probably should have done better and put more chances away and nicked a draw at least there.”
Next up for the Glovers is big-spending Wrexham, the club which Reckord played nearly 50 times for up until January this year when he departed for Boreham Wood where he finished last season.
The Welsh side came from 1-0 down to win 2-1 at home to Eastleigh on the opening day with Elliott Lee, who joined from Championship side Luton Town in the summer, getting both goals.
Reckord said: “I’m going to be up for (that game), that’s one game in the calendar that I looked for straight away. Everyone knows what Wrexham have been doing with the transformation of the club, so everyone is going to be up for it.
“You can’t be too high or low after the first game, everyone wants to win each game, but there’s plenty more to go and we will feel like we can win on Saturday.
“It’s still early in the season, we’ve lost this one and we’ve got to pick ourselves up and move on to the next one.”
— Yeovil Town F.C. (@YTFC) August 6, 2022