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Oliver frustrated by defeat to Bury

14 March 2015

Striker looking forward to making amends in midweek game with AFC Wimbledon.

Striker Vadaine Oliver believes our team are capable of much more than what they showed in today’s 1-0 defeat to Bury in Sky Bet League Two.

Oliver was once again a threat up front, but despite a spirited second half showing we were unable to come away with anything from the game.
Speaking afterwards, the disappointed striker said: “You could see near the end we were trying to pump it forward to get something. It was one of those games where we just couldn’t get over the line.
“You have those games and we are all disappointed, but we have a game Tuesday night to put things right.”
Oliver lamented the lack of chances created by the Stags throughout the match.

He continued: “You have games where you don’t get too many chances and you don’t get the rub of the green, but you still need to be putting in one hundred per cent and the gaffer is questioning whether we did that today.

“In the first half we didn’t get out of first gear and when you’re playing against a team like Bury, it’s something you can’t afford to do. I think in the second half we showed that we were capable of beating them. I know we didn’t get a goal but we had them on the back foot for the majority of the half.
“I think if we started like that the game would have been different,” he added. 
Oliver and the rest of our squad are now ready to move forward and re-group ahead of Tuesday’s home match against AFC Wimbledon.

Looking to that game, he added: “We need to get something on Tuesday night. We did away at their place [earlier this season] so there is no fear and we know we’re capable of beating them.

“We just need to get started straight away and not have a first half like we did today.

“We are capable of good things. I think it is just a case of our application in certain games where we have a slow start and you can’t afford to do that,” added the loanee.  

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