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Boss wants quick reset

16 January 2022

Michael Appleton wants his side to focus on a run of good performances ahead of Tuesday's trip to Rotherham United.

Saturday's loss to Cambridge United, via a stoppage-time goal, was a sickener but Appleton says the players have performed as he wants over recent games.

He said: “I thought we looked much more of a threat and we have done for the last five or six games, so hopefully it’s just a little bit of a setback.

"We’ve got a massive game on Tuesday against a very tough opponent so we have to clear our minds pretty quickly and get ourselves in the right frame of mind for that game.”

The boss was pleased with the overall performance against Cambridge and felt his side created enough chances to win the game.

He said: “In the first half especially I thought our performance was outstanding: we had countless opportunities and I don’t think they could’ve complained if it was four or five at half-time.

“The reality of it is if you don’t take your opportunities the opposition have a way of staying in the game and you give them an opportunity to keep their spirit about them. As we’ve seen at Cheltenham, and a little bit against MK Dons, if you allow the game to get to 90 plus minutes and allow balls into your box it brings anxiety and pressure and that’s what can happen.”


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