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Scrapping and Fighting now

22 December 2013

Chris Sedgwick’s verdict on the 2-1 defeat at Plymouth Argyle

‘600 miles and nothing to show for it, that pretty much sums it all up.  It’s disappointing because I thought we had done enough to get something out of the game.  In patches we played some really good stuff and it was enjoyable to play in, but we’ve been done with the sucker punch again and that seems to be happening a lot of late.  We’ve got to start learning and soon.

 

The manager has only seen this for a few weeks, this is a recurring theme.  We’ve created a lot of chances again today and we have to start taking them and keep it tight at the other end.  It’s killing us.  We could have scored three or four goals on Saturday and nobody could have complained with the chances we had.  We hit the post and Danny Mayor had a good chance.  We p[played some good stuff, at times its enjoyable to play but not enjoyable when you come off at the end.


We have to defend as a team, we don’t just concede goals from the back four, it’s all of us, and it starts at the top.  You can’t point fingers, it’s up to us as a group and that’s how we have to look at it.  We need to start switching on.


It’s a mixture of group defending and individual errors.  At 1-1 it felt good and I thought we would go on and win the game, we were looking forward t the next goal and obviously we’ve conceded.  Even then we played some good stuff, even when we went down to ten men I thought we popped it around well.  We were prodding and probing, but it just wasn’t to be.


The gaffer has said it and he knows that he has a lot to work on; he’s been great since he came in and I know he is relishing getting his teeth into this.  We know he’s looking to January and every manager wants to bring his own players in.  It’s up to us to prove to him that we are good enough to stay and be a part of it.  When you’ve been in football a long time, you can see it.  Everyone will be scrapping and fighting now.


It’s nice to hear the manager single you out for praise, it’s just disappointing when you come off and you’ve lost the game.  I just try and do a job for the team and do well.  It’s nice that he has said that and it’s nice to score the goal, but it means nothing because we have lost the game.  I’d rather have not scored and won the game, but it is what it is.’


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