John Askey reflects on the season opener against Bradford City
John Askey’s men fell to a one-nil defeat at the hands of Bradford City in the first Sky Bet League One game of the season.
A first half goal for Jack Payne secured the three points went back to Bradford on the opening weekend of the season.
“We have created chances which is a plus point,” Askey said. “Chances we should have taken.
“Obviously we hit the bar a couple of times. On the other side of it the goal that we gave away we gave that to them, so that was disappointing.
“I thought it was a game we could have won today.”
John felt his team were unlucky to not get an equaliser and feels the game could have gone either way.
“Because we were pushing for the goal, you’re going to leave yourself wide open which onviously we did at times.
“Joel made a fantastic save but I think it was one of those days where perhaps it wasn’t meant to be.
“There is a lot of things we need to improve on and that’s for me to sort out. It was a game that we could have got something out of.”
Despite the loss, Askey feels the contingent of new boys did well on their debut and expects more to come from the players.
“I thought there was one or two who did well,” the gaffer said. “And one or two who didn’t do so well but it’s early days. Some are still trying to find their feet.
“Gilliead came on and showed signs of doing well so there is plenty to think about and we just have to move on now.”
Askey’s men next travel to The Valley to face Charlton Athletic in their first away game of the Sky Bet League One campaign.