Grimsby Town manager Michael Jolley has admitted that he is frustrated by his side’s lack of creativity in the final third of the pitch.

The Mariners are now winless in 10 league matches after failing to beat Colchester United at the JobServe Community Stadium this afternoon.

During that match, Jolley’s side managed just one shot, an early effort from midfielder Joe Grayson which flew well wide of the target.

With opponents Colchester United struggling to kill the game off, there was arguably at least a point on offer for Grimsby Town but ultimately, an inability to threaten the home goal ended their hopes of a positive result in Essex.

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Speaking to The72 after the match, The Mariners boss Jolley admitted that his side’s lack of creativity is providing him with plenty of worry.

“Our main problem at the moment is that we are not scoring goals” Jolley confessed. “When you are not scoring goals it adds pressure to the players.

“We gifted that goal to Colchester but while we are not scoring goals it’s a big problem.

“I think Elliot Embleton being out of the team is a big loss to us as he was our most creative player, also Jordan Cook has come out of the team through injury.

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“When you lose these creative players, it becomes more difficult to create and score goals.”

Play-off chasers Carlisle United are the visitors to Blundell Park on Easter Monday and Jolley said that his side are keen to put on a performance for their fans as they look to record a first win in two months.

He added “It’s an important game for us on Monday in-front of our fans.

“We want to get back to winning ways so lets see if we can do that.

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“This time last year, we needed to win a game like that to have a chance of staying up, we are not in that position this year but clearly we want to win that game on Monday.”

Grimsby Town’s last victory came on 16 February when they beat Cheltenham Town 1-0 at Blundell Park.


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