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James Bolton post Oxford

28 October 2018


James Bolton post Oxford

28 October 2018

James Bolton reflects on Town's loss to Oxford United.

Shrewsbury Town fell to a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Oxford United last time out.

Town were unable to break down the U’s and left Oxford empty handed.

Town defender James Bolton was disappointed with the result and felt his team could have done better.

“We weren’t good enough,” Bolton said. “There is no way around it and we aren’t going to sweeten it up – we weren’t good enough.

“I just don’t think we did the same things as we did on Tuesday – working hard and getting in their faces.

“We had a little spell in the first-half after going two nil down and we looked alright, but at two nil it’s hard to come back from.

“We just weren’t good enough. They were rubbish goals, the ones you don’t want to concede.

“With them scoring two headed goals the momentum goes with them – it was like us on Tuesday.

“At two nil we always had a chance of getting back into it, but we didn’t deserve to.”

Bolton feels his side will have to work harder and find a consistency in order to climb up the table.

“We didn’t work hard enough,” the defender said post match. “We didn’t get in their faces and it showed.

“Us as players have got to get ourselves up for it and actually do it. We have to do it ourselves.

“We have a big game on Saturday. We need to work hard and do what we can.

“It wasn’t nice for the fans. They have come out in good numbers today and you can always hear them.

“It wasn’t good enough for them today, so it’s not nice for them.

“Hopefully we can bounce back and give them something to cheer about on Saturday.”

Town’s next game is on the road again, where Askey’s men face AFC Wimbledon.

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