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Cox: Basic defending was the problem

6 October 2012

Manager Paul Cox has said that basic defending was the major problem in our defeat at Cambridge United this afternoon.

Michael Gash opened the scoring for the hosts after only nine minutes, before strikes from Luke Berry, Tom Elliott and Rossi Jarvis sealed the win for the U’s.

Cox said: “Basic defending was what went wrong for us today. We’re conceding sloppy goals at the moment and you’ll never be successful if you have a soft underbelly.”

“We still need to become mentally stronger because we keep coming away from home and capitulating and it isn’t good enough.”

Our boss also confirmed in his post-match interview that left-back John Thompson has suffered a suspected broken leg, whilst Exodus Geohaghon is now also a major injury worry.

Cox continued: “It looks as though we’ve lost at least another two defenders on a long term basis, today.”

“John Thompson has a suspected broken leg and it appears Exodus Geohaghon has done his ankle ligaments.”

“To make matters worse, Ryan Tafazolli has also said he felt his hamstring at the end of the game too, so we’re probably going to have to recall John Dempster from Tamworth.”

After our clash against David Holdsworth’s Lincoln City on Tuesday night, we also face Forest Green Rovers at One Call Stadium next Saturday.

Our next Blue Square Bet Premier away trip is on October 26 when we face Dartford at Princes Park for the very first time.

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