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INTERVIEW: Kyle McFadzean reflects on Shrewsbury loss

McFadzean admits team are 'disappointed'...

15 December 2019

Kyle McFadzean admitted that the team were ‘disappointed’ after yesterday’s 2-1 defeat to Shrewsbury Town.

The Sky Blues went a goal up through Jordan Shipley in the first half, but two goals in the last twenty minutes spun the game on it’s head and condemned City to their third league defeat of the season.

McFadzean felt the performance didn’t do him and his teammates justice.

He said: “We didn’t really perform to what we can do; we stopped playing out from the back and fell into their trap.”

“Losing is not nice, and we’re not used to it at the minute.

“It’s frustrating. We need to pick ourselves back up and get ready for next week.

“We knew what they were going to bring, we’ve been told all week. They’re a solid team. They’re big and physical.”

“We weren’t at it and we paid for it.”

The game was sparse with chances, but it was Jordan Shipley who was on the end of the first one and he managed to continue a fruitful spell with a well placed header.

“We worked it well, and he’s been scoring goals for fun and at 1-0 up with 20 minutes left, we should see it out really.

“At half time, we felt comfortable. The first ten minutes of the second half we were a bit overloaded, but I thought we did alright.”

Centre back McFadzean actually had a chance to make it two, but was unable to make any meaningful connection. Callum O’Hare also had an opportunity, but McFazdean admitted that ‘more composure’ was needed.

“We could have killed the game off, but it wasn’t to be. It’s disappointing”, he said.

McFadzean was particularly keen to stress there’s work to be done. “We don’t want to concede any goals, but coming from a set piece where we’ve been solid all season is disappointing” he said. “We’ve let it go lately, and we need to improve.”

“We don’t want to lose - no-one wants to lose and we’ve let ourselves down today. We’ve got to put it right in training.”

Kyle highlighted exactly what the team need to do to change next week - do what they’re good at! “We’ve got to be confident. We’re good at playing football, it’s what we’ve built a team around. If we stop doing that, we’re almost taking players away from ourselves.”

‘We have three or four good midfielders but they’re tiny but they’re good on the ball. We played into their hands and missed them out.”

All focus is now onto next weekend’s home clash against Lincoln City, who after a fantastic start to life in League One have found life tough in a new division.

McFadzean was looking forward to setting things right. “We’ve been good at home. If we can get three points, we can keep looking up that table; that’s where we want to be.”


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