BEN Pollock highlighted the fine margins between winning and dropping points after Hereford saw a penalty rattle the post during their 1-1 draw with Bradford (Park Avenue).

Despite Victor Sodiende’s second half effort hitting the woodwork Pollock said there was no blame inside the changing room.

“We’re a really tight-knit bunch and there is no blame game in our changing room we’re all around him (Victor Sodiende),” said Pollock.

“As a player you have got to have bravery to go and take that penalty as we’re on a bad run and we needed that goal, unfortunately he didn’t score today but we were all around him.

“(Reece) Styche wanted the penalty and he is a great penalty taker, but he allowed Victor as he scored the last one.

“It’s fine margins and he’s a few centimetres out and if it was in it would have been 2-1. I personally think maybe we would have gone on to score a few more and lifted the confidence.

“It’s fine margins but that’s how it is. For us as a group we want players who have that bravery to take that penalty and we’ve got Victor to do that as well.

“We feel on the pitch sometimes there is low confidence at times but that’s expect with the run we are on and a natural reaction for any player.

“We just need points on the board and today we have walked away with one point, dropped two points but it’s not a blame game but it’s fine margins.

“All the players can totally understand the frustration of the fans because they are games that you look at and think that we should be picking up three points.

“We walk in the changing room and address it the same as every other game. We’ve got to play with tempo, with aggression, be affective in and out of possession. If we all do our jobs collectively we should all get the right outcome.”

The 21-year-old was singled out by manager Russell Slade for having a stand-out performance and is confident the Bulls will turn their fortunes around.

“We’re all sat in there frustrated as things aren’t going our way at the moment and we’ve got to turn things around,” added Pollock.

“We’ve all got to do our job and that’s what we’re focusing on. At first everyone was getting frustrated with how we were playing, but in the second half it highlighted how important the wind was.

“The wind had a massive effect, we felt really pinned in, we felt clearances we couldn’t hit or get out.

“In the second half it highlighted how hard that was when they were doing the same thing. Looking back on review maybe we could have played the conditions better and the word the manager has used is knowledge and a bit of knowhow.

“In the second half they found it hard, but we helped that because not only the conditions but we upped our tempo, we upped our work-rate, we played in their half a lot more and tried to get the ball down more.

“I thought we got on it, there was a five-minute spell when we played side to side and then we started mixing it up and gaps started appearing.”

Pollock filled in at centre-back against Bradford (Park Avenue) and said he was happy playing in that role.

“What’s important for me, I’m a young lad coming through and still learning, said Pollock.

“I’ve got great players to learn off and I’ve just had a chat to (Josh) Gowling who has given me loads of advice.

“I’m lucky in the sense I’ve got a massive support network around me, my favourite position is centre midfield but no matter where the gaffer plays me I’ll do a job for the team.”

The Bulls received boos from the home fans at full-time and Pollock understands their frustration.

“It’s frustrating for the fans, for everybody involved at the club and especially us,” he added.

“We don’t want to come in after every week with bad results as it ruins the weekend for everyone. We want to come in with wins and three points on the board.

“We have all got to pull together, we know the circumstances we’re in and the run we are on. We’re all in on a Tuesday and Thursday working our hardest and doing what we need to do to get those three points as that’s the most crucial thing.

“I’m very confident that the results will turn, but in the meantime, we’ve got to stick together and keep doing what we’re doing.”