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💬 Gary Caldwell reacts to defeat at Oxford United

Hear Gary's post match thoughts

23 September 2023

Gary Caldwell has given his initial thoughts as a lacklustre City were beaten by Oxford United at the Kassam Stadium.

Ruben Rodrigues' first half header, coupled with a pair of penalties from Cameron Brannagan late on meant City returned to Devon pointless.

"We got off to a bad start by giving a poor goal away, so that made it difficult," Gary said.

"I thought we controlled the rest of the first half without creating too many opportunities, then second half we're in total control and again didn't penetrate enough and the more the game went on we left ourselves vulnerable to counter attacks which Oxford punished us with.

"For me it wasn't a 3-0 game, I thought there were moments that went against us, but we have to dust ourselves down.

"We're not playing with no number nine fit enough, so that gave us a problem and perhaps why we looked toothless at times, but I can't fault their effort.

"I felt at 1-0 if we'd have scored the game would have changed as we were in the ascendency. We felt into Oxford's trap."

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