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Mat Sadler Post Fleetwood

23 November 2016

Thoughts after the defeat away to Fleetwood

Last night Town slipped to a disappointing 3-0 loss away to Fleetwood.

Town fell behind to a strike from Conor McLaughlin before a second half brace from David Ball wrapped up the win and all three points for the hosts.

The loss being Town’s second in succession in the league following the 2-1 defeat at Brammall Lane on Saturday.

Experienced defender Mat Sadler was in the side that made the trek to Fleetwood and he had the following to say on the game:

“The real feeling at the end of it was pure frustration because from our point of view every single goal was completely avoidable.

“Percentage football is what wins you football matches in this league and today, with the goals that we conceded we didn’t do the percentages well enough.

“We should have come away from here with something because we’ve got more than enough in our dressing room to do that.”

Tuesday’s loss marks only the second defeat under new boss Paul Hurst after Town went unbeaten in Hurst’s first four games in charge.

“The gaffers been fantastic since he’s came in. He’s allowed us to play with real tempo and quality and confidence at times, and we’ve let him down tonight.”

Town’s next league game comes at home to local rivals Port Vale, who sit 12th in League One, while Town are rock bottom following the defeat to Fleetwood.

Sadler, 32, is in his third full season with the club and he has been a regular figure in the defence this season, making 12 appearances.

Looking ahead to the match with Port Vale he said:

“I’ve got to be one of those men sticking his head on the line, showing his experience when I’m out there and bringing us together.

“We have to put it right- nights like this have to become a thing of the past.

“We’ve got another challenge on our hands [on Saturday], and we’ve got to rise to that challenge.”

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