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McLaughlin calls for consistency

3 November 2021

Defender Ryan McLaughlin has called for more consistent performances from the Shrimps after falling to defeat against Cambridge United on Tuesday night.

Goals either side of the half-time break courtesy of Ben Worman and Joe Ironside respectively without response condemned the home side to defeat.

McLaughlin, who made his 5th appearance for the club, says the side need to replicate the performances from the early stages of the season.

“It is a long season, we have to pick ourselves up,” he said.

“We’ve showed this season we’re a very good team, we need to stay consistent, that’s how you stay in this league, it’s consistency, we need to be consistent.”

“We’ve played well and we’ve got our plaudits for it, but when we haven’t played well, we aren’t going to get that pat on the back and we just have to try and get our confidence back as players.

“We’ve got a break from the league on Saturday, but it’s just a tough one to take because it was a very winnable game for us.”

The Shrimps started the game strongly and enjoyed the better spells of the opening 20 minutes, which the 27-year-old says creates a strong source of disappointment having gone on to lose the match. 

McLaughlin added: “We had a very good game plan going out there, first 10 minutes we did well, and when the goal went in, we just changed as players, we just weren’t on the front foot as much, we just need to be doing better.

“I don’t know why our heads just dropped, we had 70 minutes left of the game, we could easily go on and win it, I feel like we’re a better team, we just didn’t show it.

“As players, we have to take full responsibility for that performance, it just wasn’t good enough.”

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