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Alexander: Players are disappointed with goals conceded

14 February 2015

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Manager left frustrated after defeat at Gresty Road

Manager Graham Alexander cut an extremely disappointed figure as he saw his Town side slip away at Crewe Alexandra this afternoon.

Goals in each half from Nicky Ajose and Marcus Haber won the game for the Railwaymen, which meant the Cod Army slipped to 11th in the table.

Defeat ended Town’s two game unbeaten run, having drawn with Peterborough United and defeated Barnsley in the past couple of fixtures.

After the game, he said: “We’re all obviously disappointed with the result. The lads are disappointed with themselves and the goals we conceded.

“I’m not going to go overboard with it because I think they’ve been superb defensively in general this season.

“There were things we could have done better for both goals but I just thought the second half petered out really rather than us pushing on and forcing the issue.

“It was a difficult surface to play football on and once they got the goal they sat deep and nullified us.

“If we were two goals up we’d probably do the same and nullify the space for players to run into.

“It wasn’t a pitch where you could pass the ball about, so whoever scored the first goal would have a massive advantage.

“We can’t look at that though for the reason we got beat today, and we didn’t find our ruthless streak when we were on top in the first half.

“If we’d have come out of today’s game with a point, which we could have easily had, it would have been a good one for us because it wasn’t a champagne performance.

“We came here to get a result so the most disappointing aspect of the day is the outcome.”

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