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Cox takes positives from season-opener

3 August 2013

Manager Paul Cox insists there are several positives that our side can take from today’s performance, despite our 2-0 loss at Scunthorpe United.

On our return to the Football League, we endured a nightmare 15 minutes prior to half-time as Matt Sparrow and Sam Winnall struck the decisive blows.

“I think there are sometimes very fine lines in football,” said our boss.

“I thought we were the better team in the first 30 minutes, then we conceded a sloppy goal and lost our shape and mindset.

“When you go a goal down, you need to stay focussed and we didn’t do that.”

He continued: “I don’t think there was a massive difference between the two teams though, and we created some very good chances.

“Scunthorpe were in League One last season and they’re tipped to do very well in this league and I thought we competed very well against them.

“For the first 30 minutes, we were excellent, but goals win matches, and we didn’t take advantage of the chances that came our way.

“I’m not going to panic, but we’ve got to learn very quickly.”

Paul Cox’s post-match interview will be available to StagsPlayer subscribers later tonight.

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