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McLaughlin: We're not doing the basics away from home

9 November 2014

Town bowed out of the FA Cup at Cambridge

Town right back Conor McLaughlin gave an honest assessment after yesterday’s FA Cup disappointment at Cambridge United.

The Cod Army struggled to impact the game at the Abbey Stadium, and were punished with ten minutes to go as Kwesi Appiah’s goal turned out to be the winner.

Substitute Jamie Proctor saw red in the second half for lashing out at a defender, before Appiah capitalized on the man advantage to score his sixth goal of the season.

The Northern Ireland international will now miss Fleetwood’s next game away at Yeovil Town as he flies out to Bucharest with his country for their qualifying game against Romania.

After defeat in Cambridgeshire, the defender said: “We’re not doing the basics right away from home at the minute, and we’re getting punished for it.

“All the lads are trying their best to make sure we get this away rut out of the way.

“You don’t turn into a bad team over a few games, but we know we need to concentrate and do the right things because we want to pick up away wins.

“I didn’t see what happened with the sending off, but it was our own fault for conceding the goal the way we did, so the red card is not to blame.”



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