Date: 3rd March 2014 at 9:04pm
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Manager David Flitcroft has said our ‘lack of intent’ in the game against Cheltenham last Saturday cost us at least a share of the points on offer.

Despite taking the lead through a Clive Platt goal in the 16th minute, Cheltenham soon equalised and then won the match inside of the final ten minutes of the game.

Speaking to the Manchester Evening News following the game, Flitcroft wasn’t a very happy man at all.

‘We didn’t show enough intent, we need to be ruthless and relentless in front of goal. As soon as a team scores you’re at your most vulnerable and you have to lock the pitch down, and we didn’t do that.’

Flitcroft goes on to say that ultimately it’s no good knocking the ball around nicely in the middle of the pitch, if you then can’t make it count in the final third and hurt teams with the chances you create, and his biggest frustration is he doesn’t believe that a draw wouldn’t have been acceptable on the day, so to not even pick that up smarts a bit.

Despite not managing to record three back to back wins which were on offer ahead of the Cheltenham game, the gaffer does admit it’s another lesson to learn for the team and he’s confident they will do that moving forward.