Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Fixture News

Lancashire - We Have To Dust Ourselves Down

Skipper Reflects On Wycombe Defeat

14 February 2018

Olly Lancashire has admitted that he and his team-mates have to pick themselves up quickly from the heartbreaking 3-2 defeat to Wycombe Wanderers on Tuesday night.

Matty Taylor's wonderful free-kick restored parity in the second-half after efforts from Luke O'Nien and Craig Mackail-Smith had cancelled out Marc Richards' early opener, but Adebayo Akinfenwa struck late to leave Town crestfallen.

And Lancashire, who also had plenty of praise for Taylor's stunning strike, knows that it is imperative his side dust themselves down and focus on the visit of Port Vale to SN1 this Saturday.

"We made a great start but they hit back more or less straightaway and it was two poor goals to give away," he said.

"Then, in the second-half, I thought the momentum was with us and obviously Matty Taylor has scored one of the best free-kicks I've ever seen.

"When he was stepping up I thought he was going to float it in and see if one of the lads could get a head on it, but as soon as he hit it you knew it was flying into the top corner.

"To get done with another late goal, which happened at Lincoln, was a big blow to take. You could probably put it down to concentration and it makes it even worse when it is in the last minute. We have to dust ourselves down now and get back on it."

Olly Lancashire

"You don't see those types of goals at this level and his Premier League quality has come out - his left foot is still one of the best.

"To get done with another late goal, which happened at Lincoln, was a big blow to take. You could probably put it down to concentration and it makes it even worse when it is in the last minute.

"We have to dust ourselves down now and get back on it."

Lancashire also revealed more details about his ankle injury, which forced him to miss the win over Mansfield last weekend.

"I was gutted to miss Saturday's game with an ankle injury," he added.

"I have been struggling with it since December time and maybe it was one game too many. I haven't been training, just been playing games and it just got a bit too much for my ankle.

"I was due to have an injection on Tuesday morning but then we got the news that Matt Preston was out and I got the call to try and play against Wycombe.

"It has got to be sorted soon but it hasn't come at a good time with Presty being out as well."


Advertisement block