Skipper Chris Atkinson is looking for the lads to bounce back tomorrow (Tuesday), when they face fellow mid-table side Blyth Spartans at the Citadel.

The Celts lost 2-1 against play-off hopefuls Chester on Saturday – and Chris is still smarting after some debatable refereeing decisions during the game, which included a controversial sending off for defender Tom Allan.

Tom Allan feels the anguish. Photo: John McEvoy

“Sometimes you lose games and you hold your hands and say you have been beaten by the better team on the day,” he said. “I don’t think that was the case on Saturday. We were unlucky: the lads put a real shift in, and to get punished by two poor refereeing decisions is a hard one to swallow.”

He’s looking for the team to bounce back after narrow back-to-back defeats against two of the top three teams in the league.

Chris said: “We will be looking to bounce back straight away. We need to bring Saturday’s frustration into Tuesday’s game and really take the game to Blyth, starting from the off.

“Our performance levels haven’t dropped over the past few weeks, we just haven’t been getting the rub of the green. We are looking to get another unbeaten run going and see where it takes us. Hopefully starting Tuesday!”

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