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GT still reflecting on Leeds

14 August 2012

But focus will soon change to Bramall Lane trip

Graham Turner admits his excitement at the impending start of Shrewsbury Town's League One season at Sheffield United on Saturday has been tempered by his side's Capital One Cup exit at Leeds.
 
The manager said he was still reflecting on what happened at Elland Road but that he would soon start to focus on the trip to Bramall Lane and the test awaiting Town against Danny Wilson's Blades. 
 
"It's tempered right at the moment, the early part of the week by events at Elland Road on Saturday," confirmed Graham. "A 4-0 defeat is not something we wanted at this stage of proceedings but it happened.
 
"We made mistakes as a team and, as happens the higher up you go, the more you get punished and Leeds punished us ruthlessly.
 
"I don't recall too many other chances apart from the ones they took and yet I felt we played reasonably well for large periods of the match.
 
"That's the difficulty to get over to players, to try and keep confidence high.
 
"They were individual errors, things you can't afford to do at the level we're playing at now.
 
"At this stage of the week that's still uppermost in my mind, but as we go towards later in the week we'll start to think about Sheffield United and what they've got to offer and how we're going to deal with them.
 
"We'll get everybody in the frame of mind with the right sort of belief that we can get the right result at Bramall Lane."


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