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McLaughlin: The players are all hurting

19 March 2016

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Town still occupy 19th place in the league standings

Conor McLaughlin admitted that all of the Town players were hurting after this afternoon’s home reverse at the hands of the Tykes.

The Cod Army found themselves a goal down just after the restart when Joe Davies put through his own next after looping the ball over Chris Maxwell.

Substitute Josh Scowen made sure of the victory late on as he directed a front post header into the far corner to give the visitors all three points.

McLaughlin said: “We weren’t happy with our second half performance as we gave away two easy goals. We didn’t create much ourselves though which was disappointing too.

“We were looking over our shoulder before this game, and we know ourselves that we need to start picking up points or else we’ll be in trouble.

“The second one was poor to concede as it was from a set-piece but we have to try and forget about this now because every game is a cup final.

“The lads are all feeling down in there because we did let ourselves down in the second half. We need to put it right because games are running out.

“We need the fans to stick with us because it’s going to be tough between now and the end of the season. I want them to know that the lads are all hurting after today.”

McLaughlin will miss next weekend’s vital trip to Chesterfield as he is set to team up with Northern Ireland for two friendly fixtures.

“I wasn’t happy with my own performance today so it’s a bit of a bitter thing at the moment. It’s obviously an honour to play for your country but I’m not happy with myself.

“We’ve got two big games ahead of us but it’s hard to think about that with this situation we’re in here right now. I’ll hopefully come back in better form.”

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