Date: 26th October 2015 at 5:01pm
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Manager Lee Johnson has given his thoughts following the one nil defeat to Fleetwood Town at the weekend.

Video – Fleetwood Highlights

Speaking to the Official Site after another unfortunate loss, Johnson admitted that first half we didn’t do enough and weren’t at the races and he expects far better from us.

‘The first half we didn`t do enough. We didn`t look confident on the ball, and didn`t have enough inter-play. We were trying to do the right things but the quality just wasn`t there. Second half I had to change something, so we went a bit more direct, but we just didn`t win enough battles. We huffed and we puffed but we didn`t do our thing. I`m not hiding from it.’

With it being two losses in a week now, Johnson admitted that injuries are taking their toll on us when it comes to options and quality.

‘We have at least four big players out through injuries. When you take them out we look lightweight. They need to come back quickly and we might just have to push them harder now. We`ve got the hope of players coming back into the group and I still believe our best eleven is a match for anybody.’

What’s important now though for the gaffer he knows, is that we respond to this disappointment and bounce back so we can start picking up points to climb the table again.

‘The lads have got to do it themselves now. It`s about the lads internal desire to be the best they can be and we`ve got players that can do that, but unfortunately they haven`t been able to get that out on the pitch today for whatever reason. Both sides today looked void of confidence. We`re a big club and we need to deal with the high expectations, hopefully now we`ll dig deep. We can come through this and we will be stronger for it.’

Ahead of the game we did boost our midfield options by bringing in Southampton youngster Lloyd Isgrove.

The Welsh Under 21 winger joined us until January, and speaking ahead of the game as the deal went through, Johnson explained.

‘He’s a good signing for us. He’s got pace, has an eye for goal and he’s a very bright player. With Kadeem Harris going back soon, Marley Watkins out injured and Ryan Williams still recovering, Lloyd is just the type of player what we need. I’m looking forward to working with him over the coming months.’

We’ve handed him the No 34 shirt for his time with us, and he did debut against Fleetwood.

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