Joel advises side to put Millwall defeat behind them
Joel Lynch told htafc.com that the whole squad is ‘gutted’ about the 4-0 defeat at Millwall – but that the best thing they can do now is put the game behind them.
The former Nottingham Forest man returned to the side following his recent injury lay-off, but admitted that his first game back didn’t pan out as planned:
“Obviously it was good to get back in the team on a personal note, but that is a bad result,” said Joel. “The lads are gutted because everyone in the changing room cares – coaching staff and players – and we’ve let ourselves down in the way we played.
“We did alright at points in the game, particularly at the start, but individually we’ve let ourselves down through losses of concentration and as a team we didn’t play well enough from our shape.
“I don’t think it was a 4-0 battering, but at the end of the day that’s the result that people will read in the newspapers.”
Joel has a good amount of Championship experience under his belt and explained that any team can beat any other on their day in this division, as has been shown at Town this week with defeats to Peterborough and Millwall after successive victories over Birmingham City and Wolves.
“Anyone can beat anyone else in the Championship. During my career I’ve lost to some bad teams and there is no way that Millwall are a better team than us, but we’ve let ourselves down today. The quicker we move on from it the better; we need to get back on the training ground and work towards the next game and playing confidently.
“It’s one of those days and teams have them throughout the season. The quicker you can forget about them and get back to winning ways, the better. Hopefully today’s result will be forgotten about come the end of the season when we’re towards the top of the league.
“We have to move on – there is nothing we can do about it now and it’s a long season with a lot more games, so we have to keep going.”
Joel returned to Town’s team at the changed position of left back, but he explained that he has been deployed in that role fairly often at previous clubs Brighton and Nottingham Forest:
“I’ve played there quite a bit. I’m quite a tall, lanky lad and it’s quite hard to get up and down the wing but I’m quite comfortable playing there and I always do my best. Whatever position the Gaffer asks me to play, I don’t mind – I’m really happy to be playing in the team.”
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