Frustrated and disheartened by last Saturday’s last-gasp defeat, Danny Redmond says Carlisle United are determined to bounce back against Brentford.
The Wigan Athletic midfielder is keen to extend his loan spell at Brunton Park too.
The Cumbrians stand 16th in League One, four points above the relegation zone.
Back-to-back wins over Bradford City and Coventry City were followed by a 2-1 defeat to Rotherham United seven days ago, when Kieran Agard’s 89th-minute goal clinched victory for the Millers.
That “ruined the whole week” for Redmond, but the 22-year-old says his side must “pick ourselves up” for the visit of the third-placed Bees.
“It’s been a bit frustrating with the way things went on Saturday,” he said.
“The lads worked really hard so it was horrible to lose in the way we did with almost the last kick of the game. It does take it out of you when you concede like that.
“It ruins the whole week because you know you’ve put the effort in.
“Having said that, we’ve made sure training has been bright so that we go into Saturday looking to bring ourselves back.
“It was disheartening but we’ve got to pick ourselves up and make sure we go into the game against Brentford in the right frame of mind.
“The Brentford game is a big one and we want the result.
“They’re flying at the top but they got beat last weekend and we want to get back to our own run of good form.”
Having joined Carlisle on a one-month loan from the Latics at the start of the month, Redmond is enjoying life in Cumbria. He has made four appearances for the Blues, starting the last three games and receiving favourable reviews for his performances from manager Graham Kavanagh (pictured left) and sections of the club’s supporters.
And the midfielder has revealed he is open to extending his stay should both clubs come to an agreement. “These first few weeks have gone really quickly, I think that’s because I’m enjoying it so much,” he said.
“We have a lot of experience in there and the lads have been a big help. They come in and talk to you all the time and that gives you the confidence you need, because you know they want you to be part of it. I’m not really worried about anything out on the pitch because they know what I’m about and what I can do.
“I’m delighted with the fact I’ve been starting. Hopefully I’ve made a good impression with the gaffer and I can hold the place down.
“I’ve obviously heard some of the (complimentary) stuff that’s been said after our games and it does give you confidence. You just want to keep improving and get better and better as you go along. I think you can tell when you’re playing well. You get comments from the fans on Twitter, and stuff like that, and it gives you a massive boost.
“I feel confident going into the games because of it and I just hope it continues.
“The fans have been superb so far. They’ve helped me settle and it’s been a big part of the move for me. It makes it all very enjoyable. I’d definitely want to stay beyond the first month if that was what the clubs agreed.
“I love playing first-team football every week. There’s just nothing better for a player.
“I’ll keep going and playing, when I’m asked to, and we’ll see where it goes from there.”