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John Askey Post Fleetwood

13 October 2018


John Askey Post Fleetwood

13 October 2018

Gaffer reflects on his sides 2-1 defeat to Fleetwood

John Askey’s men lost out 2-1 to Joey Barton’s Fleetwoood Town this afternoon.

Despite pulling a goal back, Town were unable to mount a comeback and grab an equaliser.

Askey was disappointed with the result and hoped for better on the road, after a four game unbeaten run.

“I’m disappointed with myself,” Askey said. “I set up wrong with the four-four-two to start with.

“However, it doesn’t excuse the lack of commitment in the first-half. We didn’t compete enough with tackles and headers.

“With the conditions and the wind we knew we couldn’t play pretty football.

“I’m disappointed, having said that we should have competed better.

“The goals were through letting people run and not dealing with the cross. The cross shouldn’t have come in

“On the second one – their seven ran past three of our players and the cross has come in and it was an easy finish for the lad.

“We are disappointed with the manner of the goals we gave away.”

Askey felt the changes mid-way through the game made an impact and hoped for his team could nick an equaliser.

“Once we changed it we were a different side,” the gaffer said. “2-0 is always a funny score and we said that at half time.

“If you get one back, the next goal can decide which way the games is going to go and we got the goal.”

Town have an opportunity to bounce back this weekend with a fixture against Sunderland.

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