Skipper Bailey Wright has spoken ahead of Tuesday evening’s floodlit clash with Shrewsbury Town, as well as reflecting on the errors and mistakes at the weekend against MK Dons but says there are plenty positives to take into the clash with Steve Cotterill’s men.
“There was some good stuff in the game, all credit to the lads, on another day, there might have been a different scoreline and we might’ve come away with three points but ultimately, it’s a tough place to come. We’ve been here two times in a week and got a win and a draw, I thought we might have nicked it at the end there but fair play to the lads, we probably weren’t ‘at it’. We played some really good football and created some good chances so there’s a lot of positives to take away from the game and it means we’re still undefeated away from home this season. Now we’ve got to pick ourselves up and get ready for another tough game on Tuesday night. It takes some character to come back from a goal behind to get a point, we’re frustrated just as much as anyone and certainly for me as a defender when we concede two goals but that’s football! But of course, we now want to eradicate those mistakes and errors which led to the goals and keep clean sheets but unfortunately, it ain’t going to happen every game. You’ve got to show character and react which I think we did when we conceded and then went behind, we could’ve scored a few more and, on another day, we probably would have, but you know it’s good that we’re creating those chances and getting forward in those positions, and of course we’re playing some good, quality football now. It was a difficult surface for both teams but I think there’s plenty of positives to take away and plenty to learn from and plenty of room for development to get our game the best we can."
"The game on Tuesday means we’re certainly clocking up the miles, I like it when games come thick and fast, you know, we need to recover from Saturday and get on with the task in hand on Tuesday night in what’s going to be a really tough test for us. Shrewsbury are a tough team to play against and a good side so we have to be ready, but we’ll learn from our mistakes at the weekend and get stronger as a group.”