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Jacobson: “We didn’t work hard enough”

24 October 2012

Defender looking for team to bounce back from recent poor results

By Matt Johnson

Speaking exclusively to ShrewsWeb, Joe Jacobson revealed his frustration with recent performances and results after a poor 3-1 defeat to Yeovil at the Greenhous Meadow.

Yet another early goal proved the downfall once again as Town struggled to recover from the disappointing setback until Richards’ late penalty, but by then it was too little too late.

“We haven’t been performing too great of late and we haven’t been picking up the right results and tonight we talked about going out and kick-starting our season but it didn’t really work out that way.

“We’ve shot ourselves in the foot really with the stupid goals we’ve given away and we pushed in the last ten, but it’s quite easy to play when you’re 3-0 down at the end of the game. 

“But we’ve got to go again. We’ve got another game on Saturday and it’s a big game here. We need to make this place a fortress again and hopefully start off on a good note and get a good start to the game and get a win.”

Graham Turner made a number of changes to the side that lost out to Portsmouth and Jacobson admitted that the whole squad aren’t doing enough at the moment to help turn results around.

“There are a few of us that the gaffer put in tonight and it was a chance for us to show that we should be in the team. Sometimes these performances happen, everyone’s just got to look at themselves really and think if they could’ve done better and worked harder and given a bit more for the cause and that is down to every individual really. 

“As a team we didn’t work hard enough, didn’t create enough and didn’t keep them out at the other end, so if you perform like that then you’re not going to get a result.”

On the back of the result, Town now sit perilously close to the relegation zone in League One. Despite just two points keeping heads above water, Jacobson insists that it is too early to be focused on the league position because it can all change in the blink of an eye.

“You try not to look [at the table]. We’re still in October and you speak to a number of the boys and they’ve all been in similar situations in their careers and I’ve been in it myself. I’ve been in teams where we’ve been 19th in February and ended up in the play-offs so its still early doors and there’s still enough time for us to start our season again and pick up wins, but we need to start doing that pretty sharpish.

“Its never nice looking at the table and seeing where you are, but as players we’ve got to change that and pick up our points and get up the table.”

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