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Michael Timlin On The Draw With Plymouth

21 August 2017

Midfielder on the 1-1 draw with Plymouth Argyle...

On the reaction to the draw…

We are extremely disappointed as we feel we let Plymouth back into the game in the second half. The first half we felt like we dominated them and we knew the second half they’d come out different and they did. In the first half, we feel we exploited the spaces behind them but it seemed like it took us a little bit longer to get going in the second half and when they got the goal it was an easier game for them as they could sit off the ball. We showed great character to keep going after conceding, and we had some good chances. The main thing we were looking for was for us to show the attitude that wasn’t there last week, but there is still room for improvement after the result.

On the pitch…

We knew from pre-season that the pitch doesn’t seem like it’s in the best condition and it’s quite frustrating because in the last few years the pitch has held up throughout the whole season. It seems to be getting slightly better, but we can’t use it as an excuse because the opposition come here and play on it as well, and we must be the ones to play better on it.

On the highs and lows of the results…

There are highs and lows and the result against Rotherham was a big one because of how bad it was. It kind of made us from an outside footballing world look like we caught Blackburn on an off day and it didn’t highlight how good we were and how much we made Blackburn show against us. To everyone else it probably looked like they were off it on the day, and everyone is going to remember the Rotherham result not the Blackburn game, and we have slowly changed that, but we are not forgetting the result last week and although we can’t say we won’t lose games we can’t crumble completely because it was embarrassing. Looking at the goal difference in the table we are going to have to be careful with results and we can’t concede too many as we’re behind on goal difference. 


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