Date: 4th September 2014 at 6:38pm
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Manager Paul Cook has said he was disappointed to see us go out in the first round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy against Scunthorpe in midweek but he felt that the players selected gave a good showing of themselves.

A two nil defeat put us out of the competition but speaking to the Official Site Cook still had positives from the game.

‘The lads are very disappointed because they acquitted themselves very well. Scunthorpe is a difficult place to go at the best of time, but it was a difficult game for our young boys. Of course I’m pleased with them, because you are trying to create something at a club that can move the ball and play the game.’

With mistakes costing us, Cook wasn’t going to apportion blame, instead choosing to focus on the fact that with lads making their debuts and with inexperience amongst the team, the best way to learn unfortunately is in games where those mistakes count, because for players those mistakes stick with them and drive them on to improve in a way mistakes in training never could.

‘We had a lot of lads who made their debuts, so that was really pleasing to see. The biggest thing is that you have to make mistakes because the only way you ever learn is by making mistakes. It’s hard because when you are in the first team on a stage, you get punished, and we got punished by mistakes.’

With the Swindon game now postponed, Cook says he’s looking forward to spending extra time with the team in training and with a stronger squad available for selection when we face Scunthorpe in ten days time he’s looking forward to hopefully a little revenge.

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