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Grayson: We know we can do better

23 February 2021

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Head Coach Simon Grayson spoke to the media after his side lost 2-0 to Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Tuesday evening.

The Cod Army battled through a tough evening clash against The Black Cats in Wearside and, even though they pressed during the game, the home side came out on top Aiden O'Brien opened the scoring early on in the second-half, before Max Power doubled their leads seven minutes from the end.

Here’s what he had to say:

On the game…

“I don’t think there was too much in the game to be fair in the first half. Obviously coming here isn’t easy, they’re on a good run at the moment. I thought we kept [Charlie] Wyke quiet, I thought [Aiden] McGeady was quiet who I thought were two influential players and we had to make sure that we nullified them and there wasn’t a great deal in it.

“I don’t think Sunderland had too many chances, we didn’t have too many chances. I think it’s probably a testament to how we played in the first half that Sunderland had to go and change their formation, which again, there was not too much in it.”

On the performance…

“It’s frustrating because we know we can do better. We gave the ball away too cheaply as well, we’re a good footballing team. We gave it away unnecessarily which allowed Sunderland to have a little bit more momentum.

“Was it a two-nil game? Not really. We had a chance in the first half and one of the strikers nearly got on the end of it and there wasn’t a lot in it. Our keeper has hardly had a save to make apart from the last 15 minutes where we’re pushing forward, trying to get the equaliser. There’s been encouraging signs, we’re just disappointed in the manner of the goals we’ve conceded.”

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