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No Excuses From Reds Skipper Mawson

7 September 2015

Reds captain Alfie Mawson couldn't hide his disappointment following a last-minute defeat at home to Shrewsbury on Saturday.

Mawson said, “We were expecting to get a kick up the backside but he (Lee Johnson) was calm with it. He was more upset than annoyed which is understandable, he just said we looked off it.”

Mawson reflected on his side’s showing and felt they should have come away with at least a point. “I think we played the best football when we were 1-0 down to get our equaliser,” he said.

“We could have done with another goal in the first-half because we’ve created enough chances to do that.”

The Reds have the youngest side in the Football League but says he doesn’t want the fans to feel like they are having to wait for the side to hit top gear.

“I don’t want to say it because it sounds like I’m biding time or making excuses,” he added. “I want the best out of my team, they want the best out of me, we want the best out of each other.

“I don’t want to beg for too much time or make excuses, I want us to gel as fast as we can and it’s finding the right balance of doing things the right way and going forward with it.

“We’re not as experienced as other teams but that will come with games. Tommy Wright said to us we’ve got to learn to win ugly and that is a massive part of football.”

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