Defender reacts after weekend defeat
Conor McLaughlin says that Fleetwood Town will be doing ‘everything possible’ to ensure the team are successful in the remaining six games of the season.
Nicky Ajose’s late goal was enough to secure all three points for Swindon Town at Highbury on Saturday, but despite the result Fleetwood remained third in the league.
McLaughlin – who captained Town on Saturday – knows that things can turn around quickly, starting at Oxford on Wednesday night.
“We’re disappointed – but we know how well we’ve been doing,” said McLaughlin.
“It can all change game to game so the lads aren’t too down. There’s a big few weeks left of the season and we’ll be doing everything possible to make sure it’s successful.”
Ashley Hunter, Cian Bolger and McLaughlin himself, all went close on Saturday, but it was a case of what might have been as Town suffered only their second defeat in 23 matches.
“First half I think we did okay – we had a couple of good chances to go 1-0 up – but it’s all about that first goal and today it didn’t go to us,” added McLaughlin.
“I should’ve done better with my header as well but in the second half they came into it a bit more – it’s just one of those games that we have to move on from.
“Sometimes you have days like today and other times we’ve had the luck of the draw sometimes this season - we’ve been on an amazing run.”
Next up for Uwe Rosler’s men is a trip to Oxford United on Wednesday night, where McLaughlin and his teammates will be looking to bounce back.
“The good thing about our league is there’s a lot of games.
“There’s [Oxford] coming up next and the boys will want to go and put it right in that.”