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Pett: We were below par

16 November 2019

Imps midfielder Tom Pett was disappointed not to pick up any points today as Lincoln suffered a 1-0 defeat to Gillingham.

Pett spoke to press after the game saying how it was a below par performance from City as he made his first league start of the season.

“It was very disappointing and below par from us today,” said the 27-year-old.

“From the performances we’ve put in this season, we have deserved more but today it was well below par and we have let people down.

“We’ve let down the fans who have travelled today and we are disappointed with the performance.”

The midfielder continued by explaining how the side will work hard to put things right: “No one goes into a game wanting to perform badly. We went in trying hard but we have come away from what we have been working on and ultimately it hasn’t gone well.

“We were miles away from the standard we need to be in order to get results in this league.

"You need to be up for games as you can’t just turn up. We will give ourselves a long hard look and on Monday I’m sure we will watch it back to take a look at what went wrong.”

Pett went on to speak about Gillingham’s performance, discussing how they made it difficult for the Imps at MEMS Priestfield Stadium.

“It was more than their front two causing a problem today,” said the City midfielder.

“They made it tough for us and we didn’t have the composure we needed as a team.

“I think when the panic sets in the experience ones like myself need to step in and calm things down, it’s fair to say we have paid the price today.”

The 27-year-old finished on a personal note by speaking about his return from injury: “It was nice to get my first start but that feeling soon goes once you are in the game.

“It was nice to start but I just wanted three points today and that didn’t happen so I’m disappointed.

“I will be doing all I can to get up my match fitness but I need to be better than I was today.”

The Imps are back at home on Wednesday night in the Emirates FA Cup. Ticket informatino can be found here.


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