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Grimsby Town boss Michael Jolley says his side need to be more mentally tough and resilient during difficult patches in games.
The Mariners fell to a fourth-straight Sky Bet League Two defeat at Blundell Park as they lost 3-0 to Frankie Bunn’s Oldham Athletic.
The Latics scored three second-half goals without reply, through a Sam Surridge brace and Jose Baxter’s late strike, and Jolley hopes his side can become better at adapting to difficult circumstances in matches.
Speaking on iFollow Mariners, he said: “I think we’re finding ways to lose games of football at the moment, and we’re professional people, and we understand that that’s not good enough.
“I was pleased with the way we performed in the first half – I think we got on the front foot and we created some chances, and some momentum.
“We have to score with the chances that we create, and in the second half we found a way to lose a game that we were in.
“We conceded two goals in a short space of time, and the game moves away from us so we understand that we need to do much better.
“We’ve got to understand why it is that we’re not delivering consistence performances across a 90-minute period.
“We need to be mentally tougher as a group because when setbacks come, or when momentum shifts, we’re not resilient enough in those periods – and we’re getting punished.
“And I pride myself on being mentally tough and resilient, and we need to try and translate that through the whole group.”