Deacon prepares a video nasty after a walloping at Wharfedale
A SPECIAL horror-film screening tonight can help Cinderford cure their inconsistency, believes rugby director Andy Deacon.
The Foresters boss will subject his squad to a video nasty at Hartpury College tonight – a necessary evil he believes, to cut out a growing number of shortcomings in his side's approach.
Cinderford slipped up 22-8 at Wharfedale in Saturday's National League One clash, Rob Langley's late try no more than a consolation.
Ex-Gloucester front-rower Deacon hammered his men for lacking their usual heart and desire in the Yorkshire Dales.
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But he also lambasted Cinderford's overall erratic nature, admitting it is high time to solve a problem that has dogged his side all season.
Deacon explained: "We don't have a game this weekend and we won't train on Thursday, but we will have a session tonight.
"We'll be at Hartpury College, using the analysis suite there, to go through Saturday's game in detail.
"Their facilities are first-class, and we can go through the whole game quite quickly and in good detail.
"We can cue up the clips we want to examine to look at exactly where we went wrong.
"We'll be looking at the scrum and defending the lineout drive in a fair amount of detail certainly.
"And Dave Pointon will look at our decision-making.
"We need to put a formula together that creates a sustainable winning plan."
Cinderford have six league games left, and Deacon believes all are winnable.
Away trips to top-two sides Ealing and Blaydon stand out as the toughest of a testing run-in, but not even Saturday's loss has dented Deacon's confidence in his side.
He continued: "All the games we have remaining are winnable for us.
"And even despite Saturday's defeat we can still pull ourselves into a good finish in the league.
"We are capable of some hugely impressive performances – but not with anywhere near the consistency that's required for success in this league.
"Hopefully some detailed work on where we are going wrong will help solve the erratic side of our game."