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18 February 2020

Derek Adams has shared his frustration at the missed opportunities in the Shrimps 2-1 defeat to Grimsby Town at the weekend but is pleased with the number of chances his side created.

"We're obviously disappointed because the way we started the game was good," said Adams.

"We created a good number of good opportunities to get ahead in the match and we didn't take them.

"At this level, you need to get that first goal and we weren't able to get that on Saturday.

"We made a mistake for the first goal and then they get a goal from a deflected free-kick. By that time it was too late for us to get back in the game.

"We did score a consolation goal through Adam Phillips but really we should have got ourselves ahead in the first half.

"So many times since I arrived here, we've been in situations where we've gone away from home to play against difficult opposition, competed very well but failed to find that goal. Whether it's to get ahead in the game or to get back into the game early on.

"That's frustrated us more than anything. The performances have been very good, but we need to turn those performances into goals scored.

"We are getting players into situations where they have opportunities to score, but it's about having that conviction to finish off the opportunity.

"It's about not getting too excited when the ball comes in, not hitting it past the post or over the bar, which we have done. It's about having that composure.

"The pleasing thing for me is that we are getting into those positions so many times and now we just need to convert them."

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