Cobblers dressing room was an 'angry' place after defeat to Swindon

Mistakes and poor game management are costing Town dear

Monday, 1st March 2021, 10:39 am
Bryn Morris.

Midfielder Bryn Morris revealed the Cobblers dressing room was an 'angry' place after they were beaten 2-1 by Swindon Town on Saturday.

Caretaker boss Jon Brady shared some harsh words in his post-match interview at the County Ground and said he told his players that 'enough is enough' after another self-inflicted defeat.

Individual mistakes again undid all their hard work as Swindon fought back from a goal down to take all three points, leaving Town rooted to the bottom of League One.

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"I think it was an angry dressing room overall," said Morris. "We're better than our league position suggests and performances have showed that, but everyone in there would rather play poorly and put points on the board because that's the main thing.

"We controlled large parts of the first-half and that's the frustrating thing. It wasn't our best performance, individually and collectively, but you can play badly and still take something from the game.

"I thought our game management was poor and we spoke about that in the dressing room.

"They are very good at set-pieces and they have individuals who can do what they did and right on half-time we gave away a free-kick.

"Everyone's got to get in tight, stop them playing through us and then the ball doesn't go into those areas, but we make a mistake. In hindsight, we've got to force it wide and block crosses.

"If we go in with a 1-0 lead at half-time, it's a completely different game. But they then get their backs up and it takes the sting out of us and it's just so frustrating."

"There were some individual errors and it's a tough one to take but if we want to stay in this league, we need to cut it out massively."