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Gayle, "We're disappointed but we didn't lose"

8 March 2015

Cam disappointed with last minute Cambridge equaliser

Defender Cameron Gayle says he won't be dwelling on a last minute equaliser for Cambridge United which knocked Shrewsbury Town off the top of League 2.
The U's got themselves level 4 minutes into second half stoppage time to deny Micky Mellon's side back to back wins. 
And Gayle, impressive at right wing-back, says Shrewsbury deserved more after Bobby Grant struck his third goal in a week to give Town a first half lead.
"As the game went on, I thought we were going to win," he said. "We dominated most of it and should have had the 3 points. We're disappointed but we didn't lose and now it's about going to Wycombe next week and getting the win."
Cambridge enjoyed more success going forward in the 2nd half and Shrewsbury 'keeper Jayson Leutwiler made some smart saves.
"In any match the opposition is going to get some momentum but I thought we dealt with it well," said Gayle. "Jayson made some great saves but so did their 'keeper.  We were on top and deserved the win. With the chances we had, we should have got the second goal which would have killed them. We kept going, their defence made some good blocks and we were unlucky not to 
get more goals."
Gayle also reserved praise for in-form Grant, who also scored twice at former club Accrington Stanley 4 days earlier.
"He's playing well," he said. "The last couple of games, he's shooting more and getting into good positions. That's great for him and he's been doing well since he came back in the side."
Gayle is also getting a run of games in the team and says he's relishing the role of right wing-back.
"I enjoy myself when I'm getting forward," he said. "There was a lot of space out wide and I got a few crosses in. I like the role I'm in at the moment. It gives you freedom to get forward and attack and I think I prefer it to playing right-back. I'm happy to back in the team. I'm at that age when I need to be playing football. I've been in and out of the team and at times it's been a bit frustrating but I've kept working hard in training. Whenever the gaffer has needed me, I've been ready to come back in. I try to improve every day and when I get my chance, I try to do my best."
The result saw Burton climb back to top of the table after a last minute winner at Hartlepool. But other sides around Shrewsbury dropped points and it sets up next weekend's match at 3rd placed Wycombe nicely - they're just a point behind Town.
"The boys tend to check the results after the game," said Gayle. "We don't tend to worry too much about what's happening in other games when our match is happening. We just concentrate on ourselves and go game by game. Apart from Burton winning, the other results went well for us. We're 2 points behind Burton and if we can get a win at Wycombe next week it puts us in a good position."


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