Interim head coach Simon Wiles spoke to press after his side lost 3-1 to Milton Keynes Dons at Stadium MK on Tuesday night.
A first-half hat-trick from Joe Mason left the Cod Army with work to do in the second half, but a late strike from substitute Sam Finley gave Town hope just before the end. The Cod Army piled on the pressure before the end, but it was not to be.
Here’s what he had to say:
On the match…
“It was a tough night; we didn’t give ourselves the opportunities to win the game with the start that we had. We’re very disappointed with the individual errors in the first half, but we spoke to the players at half-time and the second half they gave us a positive response and that’s what we got.
“It comes down to the first half being not good enough where we can’t allow teams a 3-0 lead where we need to engrain a ruthless side into the players where they have to know to play to the whistle as we had some really good chances early on to give us the best platform to play our football.
“We had a few really good chances in the second half but, unfortunately, we didn’t convert them. That’s going to come down to the training ground where we really have to work hard in an effort to convert them so we can start being more ruthless in front of goal.”
On efforts to get back into the game…
“We had to make changes in the way we needed to play to keep ourselves in the game, we just felt if we could get that goal early in the game, we were right back in it, but we were unfortunate we got into it late.
“I was really pleased with Sam Finley; he’s training back with us now and you know what you’re going to get with him- you get the hard work and the energy, and he’s got creativity on the ball; I was delighted with his impact and he’s also scored a screamer.
“In terms of where we’re at, we are ready to have the full squad back and firing on all cylinders so we can get some momentum for these up-and-coming fixtures.”