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Ivan Toney post Fleetwood Town

14 December 2016

Ivan looks back on the FA Cup game

Town striker Ivan Toney was disappointed to exit the FA Cup after Fleetwood came from two-nil down to win 3-2.

Town took the lead before half time through Jim O’Brien, but Adam El-Abd’s sending off after half-time proved the turning point and Ivan was disappointed with how the side dealt with going down to 10 men.

“I thought we could have held onto the two-nil, if not added to it, but it was sloppy goals we conceded and we get punished for it,” Ivan told the Press.

“We played good football and deserved more out of the game, but obviously the sending off was crucial, they took full advantage and managed to find the winning goal.

“We just have to go onto Saturday and try and find the win there.”

Ivan had good claims for a penalty in stoppage time and then hit the post with what was almost the last kick of the game and he admitted that his luck isn’t quite their at the moment.

“If it’s not a penalty he needs to book me, but the ref made the decision and he didn’t give the penalty so we have to carry on with the game,” said Ivan.

“That’s just my luck at the moment.  I obviously haven’t scored for a while and when it’s not going your way it’s not going your way.

“I hit the post and I was obviously a bit rusty when I ran through on goal and slipped at the crucial moment, but I’ve just got to keep going and I’m sure the goals will come.”

Ivan picked up his 10th yellow card of the season against Fleetwood and he confessed that he might need to start adapting his game to stop picking up bookings.

“It’s a more physical league and everyone’s on you when you are the main target,” Ivan continued.

“They are going to try and bully you because they see you as a big kid really, but you’ve got to look after yourself out there.

“Obviously I am picking up silly yellow cards, but I’m just trying to look after myself up there and the referees see something they don’t like, which obviously I don’t always agree on. Maybe I’ve got to change my style of play.”

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