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Rosler has 'no complaints' after Cup exit

18 January 2017

Head coach speaks to the media after narrow defeat

Head coach Uwe Rosler has ‘no complaints’ after Town exited the FA Cup at the hands of Bristol City on Tuesday night.

 

Jamie Paterson’s first half strike was enough to give City a 1-0 win at Highbury, ensuring their passage into the fourth round of the competition where they will meet Premier League Burnley.

 

For Town, the result meant the end of an incredible run of 13 games unbeaten and after the match Rosler spoke glowingly of his team’s efforts.

 

“I’m not bitter with how it ended,” he said.

 

“It was a fantastic achievement that we got into the third round – it’s only the second time the club has got this far and today we played against a Championship side with enormous quality on the pitch.

 

“The plan was always to hang in the game, and the goal came from a mistake, with Paterson running off the back of one of our midfielders – and at this level you can’t afford to make those mistakes.

 

“Until they scored there was nothing really in the game - of course they dominated more possession but we can't go toe-to-toe with them from the first minute, because they'd pick us off and we'd lose big time.

 

“We had to play the game tactically and we did that - in the end we had a right good go but it was not enough.”

 

The gaffer named a changed side than the one which beat Bristol Rovers 3-1 at the weekend, with David Ball and Ashley Hunter dropping to the bench, while Bobby Grant was rested, George Glendon was illegible and Nathan Pond was out injured.

 

“We had players who were not available for different reasons or not illegible – but we gave everything we had and I’m not disappointed.

 

“We had a good run in the FA Cup and we still have a great position in the league - we just have to accept that they were better than us and we move on. I have no regrets and no complaints whatsoever.”


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