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27 February 2013

Boro Player spoke to Gary Smith after Tuesday night’s defeat at the hands of Scunthorpe United and he was as disappointed as anyone with the result.


The manager first described the current run as “very difficult” and continued, “I thought there were some good signs in the first half, it was a really tight game, both teams fighting for points and for better form and I have to say that in the second period they were better than us.


“Certainly, they created the better chances but nevertheless I still felt that we had enough to get away from here with a result and even keeping our goal intact tonight would have been a success and would have put a point on the board.”


The scores were level at the break and Smith gave an insight into the dressing room during those fifteen minutes, revealing, “I said to the guys at half time that it was going to be a moment, a player and I thought both sets of wide players would be instrumental in what would happen and the result of the game and in the end they were.”


The manager accepted that his side were second best on the evening, but admitted that he felt his side had “weathered the storm” after a period in which the home team hit the cross bar and forced multiple corners and said that he thought “the guys stood firm and showed some good shape. They worked ever so hard, there is no problem with the amount of effort and tenacity in the game, but without a single doubt going forward we looked toothless and lacked any real goal threat in the second half.”


Smith spoke about the current form in the team and said that how to turn it around is the big question, and also commented, “[We have] to work ever so hard and to keep moving the group in a positive direction and keep the guys as upbeat as possible because it’s not just the fans and of course the backroom staff that are disappointed, the players get dejected as well. Certainly our form is not where we want it to be, I’d like people to remember where the group has come from and the amount of changes that have been made but there’s no two ways around it, we have got to turn it around and we shall certainly keep working hard at it.


“We have a massive game at the weekend against a side who I’m sure will want to come to our place and do their own hopes of staying in the league the world of good.”


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