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Reaction: Duff on Plymouth Argyle

26 December 2019

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Michael Duff believed his side had done enough to earn something from their Boxing Day defeat to Plymouth Argyle.

The Robins suffered a home defeat in the League for just the third time in 2019 in what was the club's final outing on home soil before the New Year.

Looking to follow up a terrific win at Plymouth earlier in the season, it was Zak Rudden's first half goal that proved to be the difference in front of a crowd of over 5,000 at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium.

"I thought we did enough to win the game to be honest, never mind draw," Duff said post-match.

"I thought we were excellent for large parts of the game. They are a big club in this league and they have a real way of playing - I thought we nullified that today.

"We've got to score at key times in games. It's the one thing we've struggled to do recently.

"We started really well and then we had a little bit of a look at them. You've got to keep going and keep going and then at the start of the second half there were two minutes when the ball kept fizzing across the face of goal - we need somebody to land on those.

"Even at the end there were some really good chances as well. That's not aimed at the centre forwards because there were lots of people missing lots of chances.

"But to create as many chances against a team like Plymouth shows that we've been good on the day."

See the full reaction from Duff to the match by watching for free above on iFollow.

Next for his team is a game at Northampton Town to see out 2019 on Sunday.

Kick-off against the Cobblers is at 3pm and tickets, and away travel, are available to buy from the ticket office on Friday between 10am and 3pm.


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