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Cox post-Newport County (A)

27 April 2021

Speaking to iFollow Iron, first team manager Neil Cox reacted to his side's 4-0 away loss at promotion-chasing Newport County.

He said: "It's a similar feeling to that of after the last couple of games in terms of feeling a little flat at the moment about the mistakes we make.

"We did a lot of work yesterday on balls into our box, as they (Newport) get it into the box more than anybody, and on not giving stupid set-plays away.

"The first goal kills us a little bit because for 25 minutes they had loads of possession but didn't really hurt us because we kept blocking the lines off. We were unlucky for the first goal and then for a ten minute period (in which two further goals were conceded) we just panicked, didn't get organised, there was a lack of leadership and we struggled.

"We need to be better on the ball. We hoofed it away, didn't pass it well enough and got deeper and deeper. 

"I'm frustrated and hurting, but I'm still fighting and giving my 100 per cent. I'll be positive. We've had a good chat with the players yet again but there are some disappointed people in that dressing room.

"It's about what we do. It's still in our hands and we need to get to 50 points, as I keep saying. We have two games to go and still need a result so we don't have to rely on anyone else. We have to pick ourselves up and not keep going on at the players. We need to get some confidence back into them."

See much more from Neil Cox on iFollow Iron.

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