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21 February 2016

Fraser Franks left Brunton Park on Saturday almost in disbelief as Boro fell to the narrowest of 1-0 defeats against Carlisle. 

Despite creating a whole host of chances and applying plenty of pressure on the home goal, Stevenage failed to find the net and Franks says that we should have come away with a result.

“We are disappointed today. We dominated the first half definitely and in the second half it probably took us 20 minutes to get used to the wind and that sort of thing but with the chances we have had compared to them, we should be winning the game.”

Two of the better chances fell to Franks’ defensive partner, Luke Wilkinson and despite today's result the defence has tightened up in recent weeks as the team have only conceded three goals in the last four games, a marked improvement.

“He is disappointed because he does usually score them. We have had four or five clear cut chances and I think they have had one shot so; we have got to do better, we have got to be more clinical in both boxes and see teams off.

“As a back four we were too deep second half and we probably take blame for the result but we are more solid and we don’t want to concede any goals. It is the first one in a while so we are tighter but we need to be winning games.”

Finally, Franks says that the players will quickly move on from today’s disappointment and focus on next Saturday’s home game against Exeter.

“It is a big blow today because we want to be well out of this and pushing towards the top half.

“We are going to have to pick ourselves up; we have got a couple of home games now so we have to get back to winning.

“Sarlly has got us working together, we have got a formation we are comfortable with and everyone is working to get us up the league.”

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