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VIDEO: We must pull together to find the wins we need to stay up – Paul Buckle

7 February 2015

Paul Buckle after the 3-1 home defeat by Burton Albion:

I think in the first 20 minutes there wasn’t much in it and then (Stuart) Beavon does what Beavon does best and scores an unbelievable goal which I said to the players there’s not a lot we can do about that, I thought it was a terrific goal and you’ve got to put your hands up.

After that there was a common theme, the ball goes out of play in the far corner they get a throw in and we don’t organise quick enough to stop the cross coming in and we’re 2-0 down.

It was flat at half-time in the dressing room I decided to make a few changes which didn’t really have a chance to come to fruition before they score again and the third goal is criminal really.

We’ve been tight on set plays, certainly corners. I could see the boy was free and I was screaming for someone to pick him up. To get out of trouble and be a really good team you have got to do your job and a bit more. The bit more is if you’ve got your man and someone is standing around you say something.

We had enough experienced players on the pitch to organise and we didn’t. We found ourselves 3-0 down, but what gave me hope was the spell we had in the second half where we scored a great goal and caused them problems. That gives me a lot of hope I think (Eliot) Richards did really well when he came on as well as Denny Johnstone and (Wes) Burns scored a great goal. I think you could see some really positive signs.

I’m not going to try and smoke screen that one, there’s only so many changes that I can make and I’ve been hoping some of the chaps will switch on after the last game and the penny has got to drop.

I’ve spoken to the players after the game and they know, it’s been a common feature all season of conceding goals and not keeping clean sheets so we’re going to have to go back the training ground and keep working on it. I’m pleased with the players we’ve brought in Durrell (Berry) did well at full-back and I’m pleased with the effort in the end, the players never gave in.

It’s easy to give up when you’re playing a team like Burton, we didn’t give in at all we kept going and we could have actually scored a couple of goals but again we keep shooting ourselves in the foot and we’ve got to cut it out quickly.


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