Date: 7th April 2014 at 10:43pm
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Manager James Beattie was uncharacteristically disappointed at full time in the loss to Northampton last Saturday because he knows we didn’t live up to our own standards in the game.

Speaking to the press following the one nil defeat, one comfort that Beattie could take from the game was that we remained six points clear of the drop zone and we did create chances on the day but not enough of them were of the quality they should’ve been and we really didn’t test the keeper enough, so maybe with a touch of luck we’d have snatched a leveller – but it wasn’t to be – especially the chance by Kayode Odejayi in the final moments of the match.

‘We haven’t put in a performance like that in many games over the last few months. We are disappointed but we have made remarkable progress this season, after not winning our first 12 league games. We are six points clear of the bottom two and we have to put this game out of our heads and go again.’

Beattie goes on to admit that really we weren’t at the races, and we certainly weren’t sharp enough in the match but he did feel that we looked leggy and a bit lethargic, and obviously that helped us make the wrong decisions at the wrong times and as well as things not falling for us because of that, ultimately it cost us.

Whether the fixtures have caught up with us a touch remains to be seen, but if that was the main driver behind it, then at least we have got all week to recharge the batteries and deal with it ahead of the game against York City next Saturday.

And Beattie has already called on the team to show a reaction in that match and put things right following this disappointment.

One of those things will certainly be the fact that the gaffer said he doesn’t feel Northampton created many chances that we didn’t gift them in the game, and he knows the scoreline could’ve been worse really as he feels they had good opportunities to score at least three times from mistakes we made but thankfully they didn’t capitalise that much on our performance.