DIRECTOR of rugby Adam Drew has urged Droitwich to bounce back after a disappointing 35-0 defeat to Whitchurch in their opening Midlands One West encounter.
It was just the Monners’ second league defeat in two years but Drew was particularly frustrated by the attitude of the players, claiming ‘they did not turn up’.
Despite the defeat last Saturday, Drew stressed it was not the end of the world and is hoping for better things on Friday night when Bromsgrove visit the Glyn Mitchell Memorial Ground.
The under-the-lights encounter will be the very first league game between Dan Protherough’s Boars and Droitwich, with Drew hoping a bumper crowd packs the ground for the local derby.
“It was a really disappointing start to the season but it’s all about bouncing back,” he said.
“We just did not turn up at all and the attitude was not where it should be and that needs to change.
“In one way the defeat could have been the best possible result as it will make the players realise the toughness of this division.
“We have got another tough test in Bromsgrove on Friday as they are a very physical side but will shall give it our best shot.
“I know a game is not over until the final whistle blows but we fully understand the challenge we are facing.
“Hopefully a bumper crowd will be there to watch what should be a fantastic game.”