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Adams: We Were Very Competitive

5 March 2023


Adams: We Were Very Competitive

5 March 2023

Manager Derek Adams was pleased with his side’s competitive nature against fourth place Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.

The Shrimps defended resolutely throughout the 90 minutes and posed a real threat in the final third.

Big chances in both halves saw the home side come close to breaking the deadlock a number of times, though it ended goalless.

“We were very competitive, and that’s against a team fourth in the table,” Adams said.

“Jensen Weir had a good opportunity, Shawsy put one past the post, Cole Stockton had one and Ash Hunter had one as well.

“Throughout the 90 minutes, I think we were the better team; we were at home, we’re very good at home.

“We limited Bolton to very, very few opportunities on our own goal, and that was the beauty of the game. We pressed them high up the pitch, we didn’t allow them to pass the ball and we broke off them a good number of times doing that.”

With 12 games of the season to go, the gaffer admits Saturday’s performance against The Trotters showed what his players are made of as the business end of the season draws ever closer.

He added: “We’ve got a quarter of the season left, it’s about pushing on.

“It’s spring time, it’s the moving season and that’s what we’re trying to do. We’ve put ourselves in a good position and now we have to catch the teams above us.

“We have to go into the final game of the season more than four points ahead of the team in fourth bottom place, and that’s our objective.

“We have to pick up wins away from home. We’ll look at the Cambridge game today, we’ll watch it, analyse it and then see what players we’ve got ready.

“We’ve got more players coming back which has given us an opportunity to be competitive, you saw that today with the players we’ve taken off the bench, it’s been very good.”

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