Dave McAllister keen to keep the focus despite setback at home to Oldham
Midfielder Dave McAllister has called for calm heads ahead of an important December run of fixtures after Oldham grinded out a 2-1 victory at Greenhous Meadow despite a competent Town showing.
Town were rampant in the opening stages, but despite taking the lead, couldn’t kill the game off and Oldham fought back to win in an end-to-end encounter.
“It was disappointing alright,” said McAllister.
“For the first half an hour we looked like we were in total control and we just didn’t have that killer instinct to get that second goal and kill them off.
“We needed to go and get that second goal, but it didn’t come unfortunately. Then they scored just before half-time and it kind of killed it a bit for us.”
McAllister came on at right midfield as an early substitute as Town’s injury worries continued when Joe Jacobson limped off, and the Irishman insisted that the coaching staff were relatively pleased and insisted the focus now switch to the upcoming games.
“The gaffer and the coaches have said that overall it was a really good performance and we worked really hard. We can’t feel too bad about ourselves, we’ve got to crack on to Saturday because that will be a big three points for us.”
The defeat was just Town’s second at the Greenhous Meadow this season, in comparison to away from home where the side are still searching for their first maximum haul – a stat McAllister I hopeful of changing at Stevenage.
“The home form has generally been really good this season, it’s the away form that’s been letting us down. Maybe we can switch that around for the moment and get a win on Saturday.
“They’re all tough games now because of the position that we’re in, but we know that we can go to any team and pick up three points.
“We’ve only had our second home defeat here today, so why not grab our first away win at Stevenage on Saturday?”
Secure your seat here for our final game before Christmas when local rivals Walsall come to town on Saturday 14th December, 1pm kick-off.