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💬 Jake Taylor: “It’s tough to take, but we’ll dust ourselves off, work hard in training and respond."

Captain reflects on 3-1 loss to Grimsby Town

28 September 2019

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Jake Taylor says that the 3-1 defeat to Grimsby is difficult to accept, but that the players will regroup and look to respond next week against Crewe Alexandra.

"The result was very disappointing; we’ve been on a fantastic run and let ourselves down a little bit,” Jake said. “We probably weren’t where we wanted to be at today - it’s important we put this to one side because we have another big game next Saturday.”

"Two goals in quick succession took the game away from City, as a Moses Ogbu penalty and a second of the game from Ethan Robson gave Grimsby a three-goal lead, and while Ryan Bowman tapped home in second-half injury time, it was only a consolation.

"It’s important we don’t forget the start we’ve had, and even today, we still had plenty of chances - we started the second-half really well and if we score then, maybe it’s a different game. Unfortunately we’ve conceded some sloppy goals which is tough to take but we’ll dust ourselves off, work hard in training and respond next week.”

"They defended really well, blocked a few shots and cleared some off the line and the game might have gone a different way – but it wasn’t to be today. We’ve picked up some really good points so far this season so it’s important to remember that.”

Jake says that retaining perspective is important for the City squad, especially in light of the strong start the Grecians have made to the season, and thinks we created enough to still take some positives from the game.

"We created lots of chances, if we keep doing that we’ll score goals and win games, unfortunately today it didn’t drop for us but that’s how it is sometimes. It’s still been a great start to the season and we would have taken this before we started, we’re not going to let our heads drop.”

"We won’t win every game, we won’t draw every game – we’re going to lose a few during the season but we’ll see what the character is like in the squad after this."

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