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Hopper: We take responsibility

26 February 2022

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Tom Hopper says the City players take full responsibility for Saturday’s loss to Gillingham.

Match Reports

Imps 0 Gillingham 2

26 February 2022

The Imps were hit twice on the counter-attack towards the end of the game, and the striker says everyone in the squad is aware home results have not been good enough this season.

He said: “The results haven’t been good enough and there’s no hiding away from that. It’s not a mental block about playing at home - we value our fans highly and we haven’t given them enough to cheer about.

“We take full responsibility for that and it’s something that we need to improve on. We owe it to them for the support they give us and all we can do now is look forward to Saturday to try and give them something to cheer about win what will be a very tough game.”

Hopper was pleased to make his return to the starting XI on Saturday following a lengthy injury and felt comfortable sharing a new striking partnership with John Marquis.

He added: “I didn’t feel as rusty as I thought I might having not had many minutes before in that five month spell. It was a mixed bag in terms of the result not going our way, but on a personal note I was delighted to be back out there.

“It’s a role I’m comfortable playing in, there’s a shared workload but they’re different roles altogether. I feel that we’re capable of playing that formation if needed whether it’s me, John, or whoever is required.”

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