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McCombe: We were unlucky

26 October 2013

Defender John McCombe believes our side were unlucky to lose to Plymouth Argyle at One Call Stadium this afternoon.

The Stags dominated large periods of the match, but a last minute header from Neal Trotman earned the Pilgrims all three points.

McCombe was disappointed with the result, but thought overall our performance was good enough to win. 

He said: “I thought we should have gone on to win, but we have conceded a late goal which is gutting.

“We showed the strength we have within the squad when we have players like (Martin) Riley, (John) Dempster and (James) Jennings all out. (George) Pilkington and myself have come in and done well, but like I say we didn’t deserve to lose.

“I think if one team was going to win it then it would have been us. Obviously as a defender I’m concentrating on helping us keep a clean-sheet, whilst leaving the lads upfront to do their job. 

“Unfortunately they have gone on to score in the last minute.”

McCombe continued: “The conditions were windy and the ball was swirling around quite a lot, but I thought we played some good football, especially in the first half. 

“The move down the right wing which (Lee) Beevers was involved with, would have been a great goal, but I thought we played well and probably deserved a clean sheet.

McCombe has urged supporters to get behind the team and believes we should be scoring goals from all over the pitch, following a third consecutive match without a goal."

He added: “We keep a lot of clean-sheets, but as a team we need to score more goals from all around the pitch. 

“We haven’t scored in the last few games, so we need to chip in from the wide areas, midfield and even the defence.

“The lads are working hard and so far this season we have been doing quite well. We want the fans to stick with us and we have got to keep working hard to pick up those points.”

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