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REACTION: Williams - Everyone Is Disappointed And Gutted

21 January 2017

Town Head Coach Luke Williams admitted that he and his players were all “very disappointed and gutted” after suffering a 1-0 defeat at home to Peterborough United earlier today.


In what was an open and entertaining first-half, the Reds looked dangerous but were unable to capitalise and Chris Forrester’s strike minutes after the restart proved to be the difference, leaving Williams frustrated.


“I thought we started the game well and we looked the most likely to score, but it looked like we were still in the changing room after the restart,” he told the local media in the wake of the game.


“We were slow and there were too many mistakes and once you are chasing the game it is very difficult.


“The opposition had something to hang on to and they caused us more problems hanging onto a lead then they did at 0-0, so it is very disappointing.


“I don’t know what to expect because we are 1-0 down at Bolton and in the end it looks like we are going to score every time we go forward, but then I somehow didn’t feel like the breakthrough was going to come today.


“We will never stop trying and the players will never stop trying. They are not sitting in the dressing room thinking everything is rosy, they are sitting in there very disappointed and gutted and they are looking at themselves and wondering why they can’t reproduce.


“We are with them and they are with us and we are all searching for the answer.


“It is very frustrating because we looked the most likely to tussle the game our way in the first-half, there were chances for the opposition on the break against us but it looked like we were going to be able to control the game more and more and you expect us to really take the game by the scruff of the neck in the second-half.


“They came out brighter than us and took the game to us and it is so disappointing.


“It is frustrating and we’re all feeling it but I still think people are going to step up and give us more of a clinical edge in and around the box.”


However, Williams was encouraged by the cameo put in by Jordan Stewart, who made his comeback from injury after coming off the bench late in the second-half.


“He’s worked so hard to get back into contention and he earned his moment to come on and try and change the game for us,” he added.


“Hopefully we will see more from him.”


Finally, Williams paid tribute to Nathan Delfouneso after the striker completed a permanent move to Blackpool earlier today.


“Nathan gave us everything he could and he didn’t quite manage to score the goals that we were hoping he would and he was hoping he would, but he certainly gave us everything,” he continued.


“He was a very valued member of the squad but it is the right decision for him to go somewhere else and try and play on a more regular basis.


“He’s ambitious and he felt like he needed to go and get game time.”


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