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15 September 2014

“We have all got to stick together,” was the message midfielder Matt Sparrow expressed following the defeat to Chesterfield.

The Iron lost 4-1 at the Proact Stadium after a second half hat-trick from Eoin Doyle and a goal from Sam Morsy.

Paddy Madden did put the Iron ahead early in the second half, but it was the home team who sealed the three points.

“We have all got to stick together,” Sparrow told The Iron Player.

“We’ve all got to knuckle down. Try and give that bit more. We have got to address it and address it quickly.

“Coming from all the players, the staff, the manager, the coaches, we all have to stick together, sit down and put this right.”

He continued: “I thought we did okay until that second half. We played some bright football, scored a good goal and thought we were in with a good chance.

“We didn’t stick together. There were some silly mistakes at the back. We really need to liven up now, because to ship another four goals was very disappointing.

“We played some good football but it’s about getting results. We said that last week and we are saying it again today.”

The first half was a very even half, and Sparrow said they should have built on the first half display.

“In the first half we looked good and kept them at bay. We could have scored.

“In the second half we came out, we did score and got on the front foot, and then we just took our foot off the gas. I don’t know if we sat back a bit too much.

“We got a bit of luck with him (Doyle) missing the penalty, but looking back at the goals it was sloppy from us and could have been more.

“We are going to regroup and focus on Tuesday night to pick up three points.

“I don’t think it is lack of effort, I just think it’s the way we are conceding goals, it’s too easy.”

See much more from Matt Sparrow and Russ Wilcox on The Iron Player.

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