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Grimsby Town assistant boss Anthony Limbrick says it will take time for the Mariners to fully gel and maintain the required level of consistency in Sky Bet League Two.
Town face Ryan Lowe’s Bury at Gigg Lane tomorrow (3pm), and Limbrick hopes for another encouraging Mariners display, following Tuesday night’s 2-1 Checkatrade Trophy win over Notts County at Blundell Park.
Speaking exclusively on iFollow Mariners, he said: “There has been a few games where we’ve performed well, but maybe not got everything that we’ve deserved.
“I thought we were very good in the second half against Lincoln, and probably deserved to win the game.
“I thought we could’ve got a couple more goals in the second half against MK Dons and pushed on in that game, having defended well in the second half to get the draw.
“Probably a couple of extra points here and there would make those draws look better than possibly what they are.
“There are encouraging signs in training and in games that we can do it – we just need to do it for longer periods in matches.
“And we’ve seen it in bits and pieces so far this season, but we want to put that overall performance together.
“There has been a lot of players who have been added in the summer – it does take time for them all to gel together.
“As long as we’re showing signs of improvement and getting used to each other, it’ll come together and improve soon!”
And the Town assistant praised the mood in the Mariners camp, ahead of this weekend’s trip to Bury.
He said: “The gaffer has brought me in, and he’s been really good to me, personally, and the staff. We really feel like we’ve got a good input, and it’s been going well on the training pitch.
“You can’t get too high when you win or too low when you lose – we had a good win on Tuesday night in the cup game, and that does help everyone when you get that first win at home. So the mood’s been good, and we’ve trained well this week.
“But the group are level-headed – there are some experienced players in the group as well so they do know how to manage themselves in the good times, and the times where you might be searching for a few more points than what we’ve got.”