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Reaction: Duff on Crawley Town

31 August 2019

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Michael Duff has called on his players to take more responsibility in attacking situations after seeing his team concede a stoppage time goal to lose at Crawley.

Ollie Palmer struck on 91 minutes to deny Cheltenham a share of the spoils at the People's Pension Stadium in a tight affair.

Duff's side had few chances on the day, with Crawley goalkeeper Glenn Morris relatively left untested, and he was left disappointed by a failure to find the back of the net away from home again.

"First half we weren't good enough, I thought we got better second half," he said post-match. "There are so many details we got wrong - we lost the ball cheaply again, no one has stood on the ball, let the ball come in the box, knock downs - it was a poor, poor goal to give away.

"Second half I thought we moved the ball slightly better but it's disappointing that we've not created enough away from home again.

"It's taking responsibility - being brave. We seem to be brave at home but we don't seem to want to quite make that angle, take the ball in a tight area, and if you're not prepared to do that you need to do the detail of the game better which we didn't."

See more from Duff reflecting on the performance above on iFollow.

On Tuesday the Robins begin their Leasing.com Trophy campaign.

Tickets and away travel for the trip to Exeter City are available to book for that game from the ticket office on Tuesday before depature to Devon.


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