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Pressley: I'm devastated for the players after cup exit

7 November 2015

Evans and Forde netted the Saddlers' goals

Steven Pressley said he was devastated for his players as they bowed out of the first round of the FA Cup at the hands of Walsall this afternoon.

George Evans opened the scoring with a long range strike into the bottom corner, before Anthony Forde added a second in stoppage time.

After the game, he said: “I’m devastated for the players because our work rate and endeavour at times was terrific.

“We came to the league leaders and I thought for the vast majority of the game dominated it.

“We need more quality at the top end of the pitch, there’s no doubt about it.

“It’s not a case of the strikers not working hard enough because they’re working exceptionally hard.

“We had a number of really good moments today and we have to turn them into goals otherwise I’ll be talking week in week out about really good performances.

“The encouraging thing for me though is that I’ve seen enough to know that we can be a really good team.

“We applied our press brilliantly and the three midfield players were exceptional. I can’t ask more from them.

“I don’t want to be a manager that continuously talks about good work and good play.”

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