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Sam Ricketts post Accrington Stanley

26 December 2018


Sam Ricketts post Accrington Stanley

26 December 2018

Sam Ricketts reflects on Town's 2-1 loss to Accrington Stanley.

Shrewsbury Town were unable to secure any points against Accrington Stanley at the Wham Stadium.

Two first-half goals from the home side proved to be all that Stanley needed to take the win.

Sam Ricketts was disappointed with the result and felt his team should have done better.

“As pleased as I was against Coventry, I feel the complete opposite of that,” said Town’s boss.

“I thought we were very poor in an awful lot of moments. We need to keep clean sheets or zeros and ones to give you a chance in any game.

“You can’t come away from home, twice now, and concede within the first few minutes.

“I wouldn’t mind if they were amazing goals but they aren’t. It’s really poor from our point of view and something we have to improve on as soon as possible.

“I can’t fault the players efforts, but we aren’t going to get where we want to be in two or three weeks – it’s going to take time.

“Today is a real hard one to take with how well we played against Coventry. We were a different side today.”

Sam also felt the home side stuck to their game plan well and made it difficult for Town.

“Accrington are a side who work really hard,” said Sam. “With all due respect, they aren’t amazing in the way they play football.

“They out worked us and out thought us really. They were clever with their clearances and long balls.

“That was disappointing for us. The second goal was a really poor one to give away.

“We worked so hard for us to score and then went and give a soft goal away.

“On the flip side, in the second-half I thought we stepped it up and were better. We should have had another clear penalty.

“As bad as we were, there were still opportunities to get back into the game.”

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