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REACTION: Kavanagh on the Crawley game

1 October 2012

Reaction to the home defeat on Saturday

Assistant manager Graham Kavanagh spoke to us about the defeat at the hands of Crawley shortly after full time on Saturday.

He said: “It’s a frustrating one for us because we’ve just been saying in the dressing room that we’ve created more chances today than we have in a game for a while.

“We got the ball wide and we made some good chances but it’s one of those today where we just couldn’t get it over the line. The conditions made it hard for us to settle but once we got going we dominated it and you just can’t put your finger on why we haven’t come away from that with something. There’ll be games where we don’t create anywhere near as much and we’ll win which it makes it very difficult to sum up.

“Obviously we’re going to be critical about their first goal because it was very sloppy from our point of view. We’ve lost it and then we’ve let them come through us and we could have done better with it. To be fair to the lads they kept going and we still looked like the team more likely to push things on. 

“I think we all wondered if there would be a reaction to Wednesday night but I thought the lads looked bright and ready for it. They all worked extremely hard and the only thing missing, which is the part that really mattered, was getting the ball into the net. Once they got one they had something to hold on to and we just couldn’t get ourselves back into it.

“There are always positives to take from a performance like that. We’d be more worried if we hadn’t created chances and if our forwards weren’t getting into the right areas. You feel with Joe [Garner] that everything is there and he just needs his goal before he’ll really kick on. Danny [Cadamarteri] is playing really well and the forward play is linking up nicely. We now need to find that clinical streak.

“We’ll be back in on Monday to work hard and to make sure we are ready to go again on Tuesday night. That becomes an important one for us, but they’re all important. We want to go there and pick up the points to make sure we’re battling away in the top half of the table, which is where we all want to be.”

United Player subscribers can see a video interview with Graham Kavanagh later today. For more information on United Player, and to subscribe, click HERE.

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