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Reaction: Flinders on Crawley

6 January 2019

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Left disappointed with the Robins first loss in eight in all competitions, goalkeeper Scott Flinders was quick to note the change in mentality from inside the changing room following defeat at Crawley on Saturday.

A first half Ollie Palmer penalty saw Flinders and his teammates return to Gloucestershire without a share of the points following a closely fought encounter in West Sussex.

Michael Duff's charges did come close to earning a point, but the reaction to the loss showed how far this squad have come, with an eye and belief on picking up points every time they head out into action - something Flinders was keen to point out when he spoke to the media after the game.

“I think we had the better chances without their goalie really having to make a save,” he said. “It’s a disappointing afternoon with the run that we’ve been on. But it’s probably a good thing that we’re disappointed – we were the better team and you can tell now with the changing room the lads are disappointed. But we go again with the game on Tuesday. 

“We’ve got an identity now that we’re going into games with. We are a little disappointed in the first half we didn’t go a little bit more direct into Ty (Barnett) at times, but we created the chances and it just wasn’t our day in front of goal."

Watch Flinders full interview above on iFollow.

On Tuesday Oxford United are the visitors to the Jonny-Rocks Stadium for a 7.45pm kick-off in the Checkatrade Trophy third round. Ticket details for that fixture can be found here.

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