Date: 30th August 2015 at 8:11pm
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Manager Micky Mellon has given his thoughts following the defeat to Burton Albion yesterday and admitted losing in that fashion is always difficult in football.

Audio – Mellon After Burton Loss

Having arguably put in a very good showing on the day, taking more possession and having more chances overall – although only one on target – Mellon was gutted to lose a point in the dying seconds of the game as they hit a late winner.

Speaking to the Official Site following the match, a disappointed gaffer explained.

‘It`s always tough and the worst way to lose a game of football. We are in a tough place at the moment where things don`t seem to be going for us but at these times it`s when you show character. We need to do that, put this game behind us and move on as quickly as we can.’

Giving the gaffer hope that this would soon turn for the club though was the performance, and the fact that it’s just those fine margins of the woodwork working against us in the game, as we easily could’ve come out of that with a comprehensive victory and all three points for him.

‘I thought we were the better side, there is no doubting that, but at times we looked a little tired and we had to keep the lads going at times. They kept going and they kept trying and there were a few opportunities, we`ve hit the post, we`ve hit the bar and had other opportunities that fell to us but we didn`t take them. I think anyone who was here will say it was harsh that we finished with nothing from the game and I think Burton would have to count their blessings that they go home with 3 points from that.’

As for their late winner on the day, Mellon wasn’t going to point fingers at players when it came to the defending as he saw a lot that could’ve been done better in the build up, although undoubtedly it was poor from his point of view.

‘It`s right at the end and I don`t want to hang people out to dry about it. We are a team, we are a group and at certain moments there people who have to do better especially at that time of the game. It was a real blow to lose a game down to a goal that late on and in that manner.’

It’s now all eyes to the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy encounter against Oldham in midweek, and Mellon knows a victory under our belts would be the perfect response, but he knows it will be another difficult game for us.

‘We`ll see about that Monday (lifting the players) but there is a very disappointed group of players in there. The manner and the timing of the when the goal came but we`ve been this through before and we will bounce back again very quickly. This is where you have to show character, this is now where people find out what you have got. The good times are easy, in periods like this you find out who is who. We will have to do what you have to do in football and that is to get going again very quickly.’

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