Glyn Hodges said he’s looking forward to an extra special celebration with our supporters at Plough Lane in the future after the first match at our new stadium last night.
Our manager felt that his side slipped below the standards set this season in the 2-2 draw versus Doncaster, and he mentioned the significance of the boys being cheered on by the fans at a suitable time in the future.
“We are glad to be here, glad to get the first game out of the way, but I know there will be another homecoming when the fans can be here,” said Glyn. “That will be another emotional night, and a great party. In the meantime, we would like to settle down and show a bit more composure, so that we enjoy our surroundings, and thrive here.
“We started off great, we came out of the blocks, and to take the lead again was good, but they got better and improved, and we didn’t. We got worse as the game went on. It’s nice to get a point when we probably didn’t deserve it. We always have to play out of our skins to get draws and wins, but we grinded it out for a point in this match.
“It’s great that ‘Pigs scored. It’s fitting because he has been our top scorer for the last couple of seasons. He took his goals great, scoring at both ends, so he will be a happy lad, though disappointed that we didn’t get the three points.”
Glyn expressed his disappointment with last night’s display, though it did come against a Doncaster side rated as play-off contenders this season.
“Doncaster are a good side, we changed shape slightly in the second-half to give us a foothold and we did that, we got better, but I didn’t quite think we produced the level that we had recently, so it was disappointing.
“It was probably our worst performance of the season. You try to take the emotion out of it, but I thought we were not at our best. We scored two goals, but we couldn’t hang on. I thought we might, but we will take a point and move on.”
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