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Gaffer: We need to be creating more

11 August 2018


Gaffer: We need to be creating more

11 August 2018

Manager Gary Johnson admitted his Robins needed to be creating much more after they slipped to a second successive 1-0 defeat in Sky Bet League Two.

James Norwood scored the only goal of the game at Prenton Park as newly-promoted Tranmere Rovers took all three points.

Johnson had no complaints about the result and conceded a poor first half showing had left his team with too much to do.

And he revealed he would consider further changes with back-to-back home games coming up this week.

“Defeats always hurt and we all get disappointed and none of us like losing,” said Johnson. “We stepped it up a little bit in the second half, threw caution to the wind and had a couple of opportunities.

“They were always dangerous on the break, but we had a few good chances through (Liam) McAlinden and Alex (Addai) that went just past the post.

“Everyone could see that they were on top at half-time, we couldn’t handle the buoyancy and the momentum that was with them. It was an unbelievable strike too.

“We had to come out and do something second half and we gave it a go. Jacob Maddox looked a very good player in the second half.

“A few of them haven’t done themselves any favours. Scott Flinders has been inspired, but that is what your goalkeeper has to do sometimes.

“I have no complaints and I’m honest enough, I’ve said to the players that on the day the opposition had more opportunities and more assured play. We only had that late on.

“It was like the Crawley game and we don’t want to be going down 1-0 every week and trying to get it back because you do leave yourself open.

“We need a team creating chances. We’ve lost two games and I will go away with thoughts and there might be one or two that I need to change.”

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