Town Head Coach Luke Williams sat down with the local media in the wake of his side’s 1-1 draw with Shrewsbury Town at The County Ground today. Here’s what he had to say…
ON THE RESULT AND PERFORMANCE:
“If we would have held on then we would have deserved it for taking the lead and fighting, but either way both teams could say they deserved it.
“We looked more nervous playing against one less player in-front than we did at 0-0, so it was just anxiety and pressure there and it is affecting people’s decision making and that shows.
“There were too many unforced errors.
“I just watched a team go into their shell and look nervy, hesitate, make the wrong pass, make the wrong speed of pass and we made some wrong decisions.
“We seemed to play without intelligence today.
“I thought both teams got close to creating a clear-cut chance but it was going to come down to a mistake.
“Let’s remember that we have conceded one goal in two games and that we have got two points out of those two games to put on the board.
“One more draw is a win and it is three points. It took us too long to get them but to concede one goal in two games and get two points isn’t the ideal situation of course, we all want to win games of football, but it is far better than losing two games and shipping a lot of goals.”
ON JAMES BROPHY’S SENDING-OFF:
“I’m quite sure that after the referee sent a player off for the opposition, then maybe he’s more inclined to send one off from our team but we need not to give him the opportunity to make a second yellow booking.
“It was a bad decision in the heat of the moment again and it cost us.”
“We were hoping that Nathan Thompson would be able to make it but that obviously wasn’t the case.
“Yaser Kasim was very ill yesterday and it was almost definitely something that he had eaten, which was a relief that it wasn’t a virus and something that could spread through the group.
“When you have that type of sickness then it can leave you quite dehydrated, so he wasn’t able to play anymore of a part of the game than he did.
“Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill hasn’t been able to train but we still live in hope that he can have a good week of training if he can get back there.
“But, at the moment, he’s not on the training pitch.”