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Thomas - We Were Not Good Enough Against Walsall

24 October 2016

Conor Thomas could not hide his disappointment at Town’s 2-0 defeat to Walsall on Saturday and admitted that they were simply not good enough on the day.

Despite being full of confidence after defeating Rochdale just days before, the Reds could not produce a similar display and were put to the sword by the Saddlers thanks to an Erhun Oztumer brace.

“We are all very disappointed and the performance wasn’t good enough,” Thomas said.

“We went from having twenty odd shots on goal on Tuesday to having three on Saturday, so we all know it is not good enough.

“We’ll be in this week working hard to try and put it right on Saturday. We had two clean sheets in our last two games and we wanted to build on that on Saturday but it just wasn’t good enough.

“The way Walsall set up meant they recovered in their shape quickly and as the game went on we needed to give the fans something to cheer about.

“They want to be able to get off their seats and we didn’t give them anything. It is not good enough and we’ll be working hard to put it right for ourselves, for our fans and for the club.

“We’ve got to give the fans something to cheer about and it works both ways, they can lift us and we can feed off them and they can feed of us but we just didn’t give them anything.

“It wasn’t good enough.”

Thomas was also disappointed with the goals conceded on Saturday but has vowed that Town will be doing everything in their power to get back on track against Scunthorpe United next weekend.

“The first goal was a great finish, so was the second and he (Erhun Oztumer) had a very good game, but at the same time we’re disappointed with two preventable goals.

“It was a great finish from the lad for the first one and there was nothing Lawrence (Vigouroux) could do about it, but we were very disappointed with the goals.

“It just wasn’t good enough and we’ll watch the clips and we’ll watch the game back. The gaffer will have us in analysing what went wrong and we’ll just go from there.

“We’ve got a really tight group and they are all great lads. Listen, we’re all disappointed and devastated in the changing room, but no one will be giving it up and chucking it in.

“We’ll be working all week towards Saturday, we’ll take it one game at a time and we’ll be doing everything we can to put it right.

“That’s all we can do.”

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