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Adams: "We need to defend crosses better."

19 March 2022

Shrimps boss Derek Adams says his team must deal with crosses better if they are to take anything from games.

Wigan Athletic ran out 4-1 winners at the DW Stadium on Saturday, and Adams says the defending of crosses has not been good enough throughout the season. 

He said: “We pushed them back and limited them to a small number of clear cut chances in the game, we dealt well with the threat that they were always going to be. 

“I have just spoken with the staff and they have said that it has been the story of the season, conceding from crossed balls into the box. 

“We haven’t been strong enough with dealing with that, the goals we conceded will tell you that we haven’t, and continue to not defend that well enough.” 

The defeat at Wigan sees the Shrimps sit in 22nd place of the Sky Bet League One table, two points from safety, and Adams says there is still an opportunity for the side to escape the drop zone. 

He added: “We are two points adrift at this moment in time, we have a lot of difficult games to come but while it is that close we still have an opportunity. 

“I did not think it was a 4-1 game if I am honest, I wouldn’t say they passed us off the pitch, I wouldn’t say they created a lot of clear cut chances in the game. 

“They scored the goals from poor play from us at times, we dealt well in certain aspects of the game and we did not in other aspects, we just have to get on with that.” 

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