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Schumacher: We didn't get what we deserved

15 September 2014

Number eight speaks to the Club website after last weekend's game at Crawley

Steven Schumacher cut a frustrated figure at the end of Saturday’s narrow defeat to Crawley Town as missed opportunities cost the Cod Army.

Graham Alexander’s side dominated proceedings in West Sussex, however were unable to find the finishing touch at the Checkatrade.com Stadium.

Schumacher impressed throughout and dictated play in central midfield, but the 30 year old was disappointed that his side didn’t come away with three points.

Talking after the game, he said: “We felt that we didn’t get what we deserved, but at the end of the day we lost the game because we failed to take our chances and we were then punished.

“The gaffer told us after the game that we probably created enough chances to win two games, and that’s a positive for us and we have to use that for the next game now.

“We passed the ball really well and created some great chances, but unfortunately we didn’t make the most of it.”

Schumacher believes that Town learnt a valuable lesson from last weekend’s game though.

“Every division you step up to is the same. You can control the game for large parts but the team you’re playing against are always going to have that little bit of quality.

“Crawley had a couple of chances all game and they’ve come away with three points because they took their chances and we didn’t.

“Eventually, the chances will go in and the lads will hit form so we’ll hopefully win more games than we lose.

“We’ve just got to keep doing the right things and working hard in training. The gaffer’s got a game plan he wants us to implement and we’ve got to go out there and try and do that.”

“The players we’ve got in our squad are really talented, and there were lads sitting on the bench who are more than capable of competing at this level.”

Next up for the Cod Army now are home fixtures against Barnsley and Bristol City, two games Schumacher is relishing.

He continued: “These next few games are the reason you work so hard to get promoted and they’re going to be big tests for us.

“Every game in this division is going to be hard though and there won’t be any easy games at all. We’ll have to be at our best in every game to pick up points.”


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