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Match Reaction | Wilko: We Could Have Got Something From The Game

Assistant boss Paul Wilkinson says that his young side had a tough test at Notts County but he believes that they could have got something out of the game.

20 September 2017

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Assistant boss Paul Wilkinson says that his young side had a tough test at Notts County but he believes that they could have got something out of the game.

Speaking on iFollow Mariners, he said: “I thought we got better as the game went on, I thought we were a bit intimidated to start with.

“They had a strong team out which was always going to be a big test for us. Even though we got the early goal we didn’t really capitalise on it, we sort of let them back into it – without really dominating the game.

“We restricted them a bit but I think they could have gone into the break two or three – one up.

“We had a chat at half-time and second half I think we came out and did really well.

“We were probably unlucky to come out on the wrong end of the result. We didn’t quite do it today, we didn’t quite make the most of the opportunities that came our way. That’s something that you’ve got to learn from. When you are playing against experienced players, somewhere along the line they are going to create opportunities.

“Overall a draw might have been a fair result. “

Chris Clements got another 90 minutes under his belt.

Paul said: “It’s important for Clem to get another 90 minutes and all the other senior boys – Tom Bolarinwa, DJ and Harry Cardwell. The more minutes they can get under their belts the better. It just keeps them ticking along.

“While the last few games there hasn’t been opportunities for people, it is important that they keep their fitness levels up.

“Clem is working hard. He had a tough start with one or two things off the pitch. It’s been important for him to work hard and get himself back up to fitness. “


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