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Post Cheltenham | Matt Taylor

26 December 2023

Interviews

Post Cheltenham | Matt Taylor

26 December 2023

Matt Taylor spoke to the media following our game at Cheltenham.

A brace from George Lloyd sealed the points for the Robins at the Completely-Suzuki Stadium.

Town entered the game with 10 players out injured. And that list may now be even longer with Dan Udoh and Taylor Perry before forced off in Gloucestershire.

Speaking post-match, Matt described his team's performance as "unacceptable" after both Cheltenham goals arrived from set-plays.

And the boss also gave an injury update with Salop back in action against Burton on Friday.

On the game, Matt said: “It’s a tough day because we didn’t see anything from Cheltenham that we weren’t prepared for. 

“To concede two set-plays in the way we did is unacceptable.  

“The game that we didn’t win today was that – the set-play game. 

“We had 16 shots and didn’t hit the target once. 

“It’s unacceptable in terms of a result. What you can’t do when you come to a place like this is give the opposition the set-plays. 

“You always know it is going to be difficult when you make those errors and that is what has happened today. 

“We changed shape (to a back four) because we needed to and it got us some momentum in the second half for a 10-minute period. 

“We have had another bad day in terms of injuries. Taylor Perry has picked up one. Dan Udoh has picked up an injury so it looks like the group might get even smaller. 

“The way that we defended those set-plays – with the group that I have got – to give them two free headers in our box is nowhere near good enough for the players we have got at the football club.” 

You can watch Matt's full post-match press conference but clicking the video above.

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