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Adams: We Stuck To The Task

4 November 2022

Derek Adams was pleased with how his side competed, despite the defeat to Sheffield Wednesday in the Emirates FA Cup.

The Shrimps fell to a 2-0 defeat at Hillsborough, but created numerous chances on goal and could be forgiven for being frustrated to not make the break through during the match.

On defeat and the exit out of the competition at the first round stage, Adams was keen to stress how pleased he was with the side's effort, given the strength of the opposition.

"I was happy with our overall performance," he said.

"Sheffield Wednesday are a quality outfit and they have some quality players such as Alex Mighten. I thought we acquitted ourselves really well on the evening, and created good opportunities on goal early on with Dylan Connolly getting through. In the second half we had a number of good opportunities as well.

"We lost a goal in the first half where the player cuts inside and scores, hitting it low into the corner and the second goal was an individual error, where the ball is played back and gets cut out.

"Over the night though, I was pleased with how we stuck to the task, given the opposition we were facing."

One thing of note was the substitutes at Adams' disposal, with just six named out of a possible nine.

"We had a number of injuries and of course Adam Mayor was cup tied," he said.

"Despite the lack of numbers we had available, I think the players put in a very good shift to try and stay in the FA Cup. We will have a couple of players available for Tuesday night at MK Dons, which will be a benefit to us."

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