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Manager says there are plenty of lessons to be learnt after Liverpool loss

14 July 2016

Club News

Manager says there are plenty of lessons to be learnt after Liverpool loss

14 July 2016

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Boss after friendly against Premier League side

Manager Steven Pressley told the Club website that he thought the second half performance against Liverpool was a little bit timid but a good learning curve for his squad.

The Cod Army conceded four goals in the second period in a 5-0 loss. However, the manager did make 11 changes at half time, with the majority of the squad getting 45 minutes under their belts against the Reds.

Reflecting on the game, Pressley said: “We always look at the result because we don’t like to lose. We have a programme that we are following at the moment and we made eleven changes at half time.

“It is vitally important that we got all 22 players the appropriate game time against Liverpool. We were much more aggressive with our play in the first half and a little bit timid in the second half.

“We didn’t pressurise the game in the manner that I wanted us to but there are some things we can learn from the game. It was a very young team in the second half and a good learning curve.

“It was a great penalty save from Chris in the first half. It is always good for a new player to make a strong impression from the start and he certainly did that.

“There are a number of things we can improve on. There is no doubt how good Liverpool are with the quality they possess. But that doesn’t mean we cannot find ways to improve the way we handle situations.

“In the first half we restricted them to very few opportunities but in the second half, I was disappointed with the way we went about things. We showed them a little bit too much respect.

“It is all about learning from Wednesday night’s experience and improving as a team. We will keep following the programme and we will be ready for the start of the season.”

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