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O’Connor believes the better side lost

19 September 2021

Shrimps skipper Anthony O’Connor says his side had the better chances and were unlucky to leave the Keepmoat Stadium empty handed.

Stephen Robinson’s side fell to a 1-0 defeat away at Doncaster Rovers with a Tommy Rowe goal on 81 minutes separating the two teams.

Despite the scoreline, club captain O’Connor feels as though the Shrimps deserved something from the game.

 “If there was anyone looking like winning, it was going to be us, we had the better chances,” he said.

“I think [their goal] is the only chance they’ve really had, I don’t think Jökull [Andrésson] has had many to save if anything, I can’t remember any great saves he’s had to make.

“We’ve had some good chances, maybe a bit more clinical and we go on to win the game easily.”

The Shrimps travel to Crewe Alexandra on Tuesday night in Sky Bet League One and O’Connor says the reds must come back stronger from Saturday’s defeat.

He added: “We’ve got to bounce back and bounce back quick, it’s real fine margins from winning the games and losing the games and that’s what it’s been the last few games.

“Everyone’s got to stand up now and be counted for.

“No-one’s going to hide, no-one’s going to look for a way out, it’s very early days in the season, of course it is, but it’s important that we try and put it right as quickly as possible.

“That’s a whole squad, not just one, two, three players, the whole squad, staff members, everyone’s going to be doing everything they can to put it right.”   


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