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SHAKERS striker Andy Bishop has described Saturday’s 4-1 defeat at Colchester as “a reality check”.
The Shakers had gone to Essex buoyed by three consecutive League One wins and after a two-week rest on the back of their superb home win over derby rivals Preston.
With the Gigg Lane men placed 10th on 27 points — four points away from the play-off places — it was understandable the Shakers faithful would start to look up the table rather than downwards.
Leading striker Bishop — who has just signed a two-and-a-half extension — was in no mood to mince his words in the wake of the U’s defeat.
“It was a reality check, more than anything,” said Bishop. “It just shows that we can’t drop our standards in the this division.
“We have to work hard more than anything. If a few of us are off our game, that’s what happens.
“The reason we’ve had success lately is because we have worked hard and I don’t think we did enough of that today.”
“Colchester paid us respect — they set up to match us in midfield — they worked hard and, to be fair, they looked like the wanted it more.
“We’ve had a bad game and we’ll move on now for next week.”