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Defeat a set-back says the gaffer

16 March 2022

Manager Derek Adams says Tuesday night’s result against Shrewsbury Town is a real set-back for the side as they continue their fight against relegation.

The Shrimps were on the wrong side of a 5-0 scoreline at the Montgomery Waters Meadow but Adams maintains that the gap between survival and relegation is a small one. 

He said: “It is a real set-back [the result], but what I will say is that the gap between us and the two or three teams above us is very small. 

“I knew the job that I was coming into was difficult, it has become even more difficult as we speak but the points gap is still the same. 

“We need to be better in certain situations, the goals that we have conceded are preventable, we have lost goals at bad times in the game, and I am really disappointed with that.” 

Despite the loss, the boss says he was happy with the players’ first-half performance but was disappointed with losing a goal a minute shy of the break. 

He added: “I was really happy with the first-half performance, I think we limited Shrewsbury to about two attempts on goal and we had some really good opportunities in that opening period. 

“Azza [Aaron Wildig] should probably score in the first-half, we had another couple of balls in that area and we passed it well at times in the midfield. 

“We used the overload situation that we had and to lose a goal the way we did on the 44th minute was very disappointing, as we had dealt with them well until that point.” 

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