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Grayson: Ipswich punished us and were ruthless in the first half

9 May 2021

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Grayson: Ipswich punished us and were ruthless in the first half

9 May 2021

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Head Coach Simon Grayson spoke to the press after his side lost 3-1 to Ipswich Town at Portman Road in the final game of this season’s Sky Bet League One campaign.

Conceding three goals in the first half gave Fleetwood a mountain to climb to get back into the game, despite all their efforts to try and take something back to Lancashire, Wes Burns’ goal was only a consolation as the hosts held on for all three points.

Here’s what he had to say:

On the result…

“It’s been a difficult season for our football club and every football club around the country, moneywise there has been no supporters which means no revenue, but spending money doesn’t mean you’re going to be successful, you have to get the right types of players in.

“It wasn’t good enough because we had our own chances in the first half as well, we asked for a reaction in the second half and that’s what we got, our players are going to learn from every game win lose or draw.

“At any stage of the season you can’t give a team two early chances because if they take them then you have a big mountain to climb, we weren’t good enough in that respect because Ipswich punished us and were ruthless in the first half.

“It’s been a strange year for everybody, the footballing world is going to be quite glad when things return back to normality, hopefully, that’s next season with supporters back into grounds.

On the window ahead…

“We have a good group who we know are going to be here next year, it’s just a case of adding to them already so we can make them better and that we can be competitive towards the top.”

“You don’t want all saints in your dressing room, you want players that are going to run and work hard, the basic fundamentals of my teams over the years since I have been a manager, hopefully, we’re going to get the right players in to get people on the edge of their seats.

“We’re at the stage now as a club where we’re going to see what we can do, players up and down the country are going to be leaving football clubs, it’s part and parcel of the game where we now know our recruitment policy and what we want to do, hopefully, we will bring players to the club who are going to make the club better.”

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