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31 August 2016

Defender looks back at the Cambridge loss

Defender Joe Riley was disappointed with Town's performance on Tuesday night.
Town were beaten 1-0 by League Two side Cambridge United and Riley admitted that the players have to take responsibility.

"It's obviously frustrating," said Riley
"I think it's been a bit of a story of our season really. Quite a sloppy goal to give away and not really being clinical in the other end of the pitch but I don't think we're too worried in that dressing room. We're performing well and we know that if we keep performing we'll sort both boxes out."
"As players we've got to take responsibility. As defenders, when crosses come into our box we've got to defend them right and that’s probably been our Achilles Heel at the minute, but that will come.
"Like I say, we've got the players to do it," added Joe.

Joe reflected on a difficult week for Town, but believes that the team have what it takes to bounce back.
"As defenders we've got to take responsibility, we've conceded three goals, we've score two goals at home, we shouldn't be losing the game. As a team we should be a bit more solid when a team like that are coming on strong."
"But we're learning, we're a new team, a lot of new players, it might take a bit of patience but I'm sure most people who know football can see the performances are alright."

Micky gave outings to on loan Stoke duo George Waring and Moha Choulay and Joe believes there is much more to come from those two.
"They're young lads so they bring enthusiasm," said Joe. "They want to come out and do well."
"Obviously George is a big lad and he's really good in the air and I'm sure he could score a goal or two. Mo's a great talent, so I'm sure we'll see what they can do over the course of the season."

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