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Murdoch frustrated with Sky Blues outcome

18 March 2015

Town's winning run came to an end on Tuesday evening

Fleetwood Town midfielder Stewart Murdoch admitted his side’s frustrations following their 2-0 defeat at home to Coventry City on Tuesday evening.

Two-goals in the final few minutes from Dominic Samuel and Frank Nouble condemned Fleetwood to a late defeat.

Defeat at home to the Sky Blues leaves Fleetwood ninth in the third-tier, and they must now bounce back when they travel to Bradford City on Saturday afternoon.

And Murdoch, who completed 73 minutes of the encounter at Highbury, revealed the disappointment that he and his teammates felt after the game:

He said: “It wasn’t one of our best performances, but we have to put it to the back of our minds with games coming thick and fast.

“We felt that we had a lot of possession throughout the game, and to lose like that is a real kick in the teeth.

The Scottish-born midfielder continued: “Once you go one-nil down, you are trying to get back into the game, so I don’t think it matters if it is one-or two.

“The gaffer tried to have a go at the end and made some positive substitutions to try and get back in the game.

“I think maybe coming off the back of the last two-games, maybe a little bit of tiredness in the legs, but Coventry worked the ball really well and worked us hard.

“We did a lot of hard running today, so maybe we were struggling to sort of go forward. It is always disappointing to lose the game late on.

Murdoch, who has now appeared in Fleetwood’s last three league outings, stated that he hopes to keep his place in Graham Alexander’s side.

He added: “I’ve been doing a lot behind the scenes recently, and it seems to be that I’ve been given a chance now.

“It’s just important that I can play as many games as I can in the coming weeks, starting with Saturday’s game.”

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