Head Coach Simon Grayson spoke to the press after his side were narrowly beaten 2-1 by Hull City at the KCOM Stadium on Saturday afternoon in Sky Bet League One.
Grayson’s side took the lead on the 22nd minute through Kyle Vassell, but two second-half goals from the hosts meant the hosts stay top of the table and ensured the Tigers claimed maximum points between the two sides.
Here’s what he had to say:
On the result…
“We have mixed emotions about that one, I am really pleased with how we played, during the first half especially we kept a really good shape, looked good in possession and we got the goal to show for it, we looked comfortable as in the first half they didn’t cause any danger.
“The second half we started okay, but the goals were disappointing from our perspective, their first one the ball went straight through our back three which they didn’t do in the first half, where that gave them a lift to go on and get the winner which is disappointing.”
“There is really encouraging signs to take from the game, despite us not getting anything from the game when we should have done, the game was really open for the last 15 minutes where we were looking to get an equaliser, but there wasn’t much between the two teams which is a pleasing point.”
On the next test on Tuesday…
“After the game in the dressing room I said to the players if we’re disappointed to lose like that to Hull City who are top of the division, it shows you where we are as a team and where we are as a squad and what we have in place to get ready for next year.
“We want to get back to winning ways, we have been very good with the results recently – we can look back today and realise where it went wrong and what we need to build on to beat Crewe on Tuesday.
“We know we have to do the basics right regardless of whoever you’re playing, Crewe are a different team than Hull today, it’s easy to be halfway in the division at this point and to stop doing what you can do during football matches, but our players are now playing for next year, they have to still meet my high standards.”
Watch Simon’s interview on our iFollow HERE.