Our ambitions took a hit with a defeat in Wycombe – a battle of a match swung on a few key moments, as a both sides missed penalties but the hosts netted the only goal with an opportunistic effort.
Club captain Liam Moore knows that it’s perfectly normal to feel the anguish when it comes to suffering defeat… but also how vital it is to rally, stay positive and target the next opportunity for three points at this critical stage of the season.
“It’s a game that we came into desperate to win. It’s a disappointing goal to concede, and then we had our chances as well. So we come away very disappointed,” Moore said.
“The dressing room is gutted right now. We came with a gameplan and we wanted to win and to move on. It wasn’t to be. know I’ve said before that there isn’t time to dwell – but it is true.
“We have got a big, big game on Saturday… there are 14 finals left. And that’s a cliché, but it’s true too. We are in a fantastic position; we want to maintain that position and move forward.
“We can look through the 90 minutes of today’s game and pick things out – we had a great chance to equalise, and we conceded a poor goal, so we’re going to be frustrated. But we have to move on.
“It’s key now for the senior players not to panic – we’re in a good position and I think everyone would have took this at the start of the season. But we can’t just be happy with that or complacent about it. What has been and gone, is gone. Now we have to move forward.
“It’s normal and natural to feel as low as we do right now. But as a player that’s been in this position before, like the other senior boys, you know that you have to brush it off very quickly. We will dwell on it tonight – it’s human nature to be disappointed. But we have to move forward and it’s a big test ahead on Saturday.
“We wanted to put a run together, starting tonight. We can’t wipe off tonight like it didn’t happen… it did. We need to improve. But we’ve got 14 massive, massive games now and it’d be the perfect time to put a run together.
“It’s the last third of the season. Everyone is playing for something and results can be crazy. Teams at the bottom are fighting for their lives, and we need to use that in our favour sometimes… frustrate our opponents. But we also need to be clinical. We had chances and we need to take them. Ultimately that is what will get us to where we want to be at the end of the season.”