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Grayson: We have to learn from the mistakes

14 August 2021

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Head Coach Simon Grayson spoke to the press after his side were beaten 2-1 at the LNER Stadium on Saturday afternoon against Lincoln City.

Town took the lead in superb fashion thanks to a spectacular Danny Andrew free kick in the first half, but a brace from Anthony Scully including a penalty with minutes to go meant that Fleetwood leave Lincolnshire empty-handed.

Here is what he had to say:

On the result...

“We’re really frustrated because it was two contrasting halves, in the first half we were really dominant and they didn’t cause us many problems whatsoever, we got the goal and performed really well where at half-time I told them to keep doing what they were doing and to make it difficult for them.

“The second half we gave it away too much and invited pressure onto ourselves, Lincoln are a good team, but they didn’t threaten us in the first half, but in the second half we gave the ball away too easily and made daft decisions which cost us the game.”

On the squad’s mentality...

“They are a young squad and for 90% of the game they do really well, but that 10% costs you a win or at least a point - today we have lost another, but we have to learn from the mistakes we’re making these times, it’s a tough industry, we can stand here and say we didn’t deserve to lose, but we did and that’s our third loss of the season.”

On turning around the current form...

“We said the same thing after our previous two matches against Portsmouth and Stoke, we play really well in the opening 45 minutes, but we lost the games and football is all about results and is driven by that, we have a lot of youth, but they’re in the first team because of their quality, but all the group have to grow up and learn quickly.

“On the one positive side of it, we can say that we do play well and that we know that the first win is just around the corner, but we do have to learn from every game that we are involved in, staff-wise and then the players as well, whether you are 36 or 18 we have to learn, take the positives and realise we’re all in this together.”


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