Head coach Scott Brown spoke to press after his side’s narrow 1-0 defeat to Shrewsbury Town at home on Saturday afternoon.
Town showed great fight in the second half after a somewhat slow first forty-five minutes and here’s what Brown had to say after the game.
Here’s what the gaffer had to say after the game:
On the game as a whole…
“100% a disappointing result for us, the lads didn’t turn up in that first half. There was no pressure on the ball, however, the shape behind the ball was excellent.
“The lads need to drive themselves a bit more; It’s alright coming in at half-time and us telling them what to do but you’ve got to go and prove that we can win the game.
“Somebody must set the tone, whether it’s a tackle, a through ball or just something. We were always going to get caught on the counter with the number of bodies they were throwing forward, but for us it’s disappointing.”
On the team’s performance…
“I thought they [Shrewsbury] got their tactics well and were aggressive and probably deserved to go in with the lead in the first half.
“Flip it to the second half and I thought we were brilliant. Came out, got in their faces, and created so many chances but it’s small details. You’ve got to hit the target with shots.”
“We needed to have more bodies in the box, willing to score a goal and I think that’s what we lacked today.”
On the intensity over the season so far…
“I think we have been on the front foot in games, especially every home game, today as I say the first forty-five minutes was a waste of time.
“They must keep going out there and showing that they have that belief, but I think the players have to have faith between us and them.
“The lads have to understand that when we show them stuff, they have to do it and if they don’t then that’s what happens like today.”