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Sam Ricketts Post Rotherham United

26 December 2019

Interviews

Sam Ricketts Post Rotherham United

26 December 2019

Sam Ricketts reflects on Town's defeat to Rotherham United

Town suffered a cruel stoppage time defeat this afternoon to promotion contenders Rotherham United. The Millers took the lead before Aaron Pierre got Town back on level terms. The game looked as though the points would be shared but Smith popped up with a header in the last minute of stoppage time to send the away end into hysteria. 

Sam Ricketts spoke to the press shortly after the final whistle to give his assement of the game. 

"It was a tough one to take," said Sam. "We had the euphoria of scoring in the last minute against Coventry last time out here. Today it went against us. 

"I didn't think we were great but I didn't think we deserved to lose the game but we didn't deserve to win it either to be honest with you. These things happen to you in football and you have to learn from it. 

"They are a big side, with six or seven lads going into the box everytime, that's what cost us today conceding two goals." 

Sam gave his analysis of the winning goal.  

"First of all I was disapointed with the foul earlier on that got given against us, it was actually Josh Laurent who got fouled. That goes against us and the ball ends up in our box, we didn't win the first contact, that goes out for a corner, there's a bit of a scramble, we could of cleared it and didn't. They keep the ball alive well and find Smith on the back post. 

"Our goal was a well worked goal, you want to be scoring them if you get the chance, we weren't at our best today but it showed a lot about our side to get back into the game against one of the fancied teams in this league. 

"A little bit of our quality let us down today we gave the ball away too cheaply in the attacking third sometimes but ulitmately just disapointed to lose."

Sam mentioned the result was a bit of a reality check after a succesion of positive results. 

"It just shows that we are where we are as a team and what's expected of us and a club and realise that we're not the finished article by any means. 

"We'll learn lessons from this like we have with all our results this year, there are certainly things to take away from today and learn from before we head to Bolton."


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