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MURRAY FRUSTRATED BY CARDIFF GOALS

16 August 2014

Wallace comments on 3-1 defeat at Cardiff

Murray Wallace knows Town’s defensive record has to improve after the opening three games of the 2014/15 season.

Town played well in spells at Cardiff City this afternoon, but individual mistakes cost the team dearly against the ruthless promotion favourites.

Murray explained: “I think we played some good football at times, especially in the midfield – the shape we were in created some space and we made some chances. Unfortunately we didn’t capitalise on them. 

“The diamond we played will give us a bit of cover with Conor (Coady) sitting deep, whereas when we’re attacking we have Radi (Majewski) in the hole. That gives us something different.”

It was Wallace who scored the goal that gave Town hope at 2-1 going into the interval – Town’s first from a corner this season. 

“Scoring just before half-time gave us a wee bit of hope. Set-pieces come down to the quality of the ball that comes in. I’ll always throw myself at stuff, so if the quality is right and I’m in the right place at the right time it’ll go in!”

Despite that boost, Town then conceded the vital fourth goal in the game early in the second-half.

Murray continued: “We came back out knowing how important it was not to concede another goal, but we did and that killed us a little. We didn’t stop trying all game, but things just aren’t falling for us. Cardiff is a tough place to come; they’re favourites to go straight back up.

“It’s frustrating. We have to work really hard to get our goals and chances, but the other team seem to get them more easily. That’s disappointing – we need to work on that.”

Town are quickly back in action when they travel to Reading on Tuesday night. 

“We need to go again, so we have to move onto the next game. Even today, you could see the quality we had in spells. We just need to be a bit more consistent and tighten up.”

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