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Glyn’s reaction after late rally fails to claim a point

Post-match interview after defeat at Burton

23 October 2019

Glyn Hodges said that his side’s performance lacked quality in key areas after Wimbledon’s winning run was halted at Burton.

Speaking after the 1-0 defeat at the Pirelli Stadium, Glyn said: “We had been on a good run of wins and we felt that that the boys should have been showing that confidence to earn a fifth win in a row. We just didn’t get going in the first-half as the boys made too many unforced errors, which we hadn’t been doing of late, but I suppose that’s football. We changed it around at the break and we had a bit more about us in the second-half, without really testing their keeper, which was disappointing. The set pieces were not as good as they have been lately, the deliveries into the box were not good. It was that lack of quality that let us down.

“The message is that we want to come to these places and have a go. There’s no point sitting behind the ball, and trying to keep a clean sheet to get a draw. If we are not good enough then the other team will win, but at least we will ask questions of the opposition.

“I switched to a back four with Kwesi up there to see if we could get after their defence with fresh legs. Nesta came on for Paul Osew, who was tiring a bit. When Ryan Delaney couldn’t continue it was time for Jack Madelin to come on. The highlight of tonight was Jack coming on for his debut and I thought he was terrific.”

Glyn added that he was grateful to Wimbledon fans for showing such good support away from home on a Tuesday night in Staffordshire.

“The fans are always good and we appreciate it. I just wish we could have given them a little bit more to shout about. We got them a little bit excited with our endeavour in the second-half, but not enough to really send them home happy. We’ve just got to make sure that we do enough to take the points.

“It’s not often you get a chance to have a break, so we will give the players a bit of time off over the weekend. That will give us a clean slate next week and hopefully we will get some more players back. Then we will have a great week leading up to Lincoln and hopefully we can get back to how we’ve been playing.”

Pic credit: Aaron Lupton, Pro Sports Images.

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