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McAlinden insists goal means nothing if the result isn't right

11 October 2014

Striker reflects back on defeat at Essex

On-loan Wolves striker Liam McAlinden spoke after the 2-1 defeat away to Colchester United.

It was a bittersweet afternoon for the striker, scoring on his full league debut but was on the wrong side of a 2-1 score line as Town departed Essex empty handed.

“I’m upfront to score goals and when the result doesn’t go right it puts a downer on everything really. Hopefully we can take the positives from the game and next week can get the three points at home.

“I was grateful for my chance. We started the game brightly and had a few chances which we needed to take really. We could have got two or three before they got a goal which we should never have conceded really.”

The striker did take his goal to give Town the lead on their first ever visit to the home of the U’s. Speaking about the goal, McAlinden said:  “I had in my mind what I wanted to do. I’ve seen the ‘keeper is out and I’ve scored a few of them before.

“We all know it is a tough league and one that we have to be at our best every week to get results.

“To go 1-0 up and then to lose 2-1, the lads are obviously disappointed with themselves but we know we should never really lose 2-1 away from home after going in front but we should have been tighter.

“It happens sometimes and we just have to kick on from it now.”

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