Development Squad Head Coach reacts after first game in charge
Development Squad Head Coach Paul Murray has asked his side to ‘learn from the mistakes’ after losing his first match in charge to Burnley on Tuesday.
Murray’s side led at the break after Ashley Nadesan converted Keano Deacon’s cross, but three second half goals from the Clarets saw Town lose 3-1 at Poolfoot Farm.
“There was good stuff in the first half, and not so good in the second half,” said Murray.
“I was pleased with the first half development that’s for sure. The second half was a little bit disappointing for me, and both halves were like chalk and cheese really.”
“We had most of the possession in the second half, but most of the game second half but didn’t really do that much with it. They just sat back, and went 4-4-1-1 and then three breaks three goals really. I’ve had a look at the goals, and we’re really disappointed with that.
Despite a disappointing second half display, Murray was keen to praise the first 45 minute performance of his side.
“In the first half I was pleased with what I asked of them, especially the young lad Dom who played really well at right-back,” Murray stated.
“Spencer got up and crossed some balls in, Keano got some end product, Nads got a goal and there was some really good play in-between that.
“I think we need to be fitter that’s for sure because when you’re not fit in the latter stages of the game you don’t make good decisions and we never. The result obviously hurts me, I’ve been in football for 20 years and I’ve told them that you should, regardless of it being a bounce game, you should really care about these results.
“We’ll have a look at some videos probably the next day or two when we’re in but we have to look at that analyse it, we have to learn from that.”