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Mousinho: Oldham Showed Desire

6 October 2012

Skipper John Mousinho gives his thoughts after Saturday’s game at Boundary Park…

“We have a game now on Tuesday night which is the best thing, we are not dwelling on this performance now for eight days, it is a tough result to take and nobody is taking it lightly.”

“Normally there are two or three players who can hold their heads up and point the finger so maybe we need to be bigger and recognise that is part of it, when you do have a bad game it doesn’t matter, you need to stand up and have a voice.

“It is hard to explain what the dressing room is like at the minute, we are all disappointed because of how bad we all played.

“We are the ones who cross the white line so the answer should be coming from us, we are the ones on the pitch and it is our responsibility and it is our lives.

“It was a poor first goal to concede from a set piece, even after their first goal we were never really on it today, Oldham wanted it more than us and they worked a lot harder and had a bit more bite in the tackle.They showed desire and unfortunately we didn’t.

On the agenda for the North End squad is to respond in a positive manner on Tuesday night in the JPT against Morecambe.

“It was a real away performance on Tuesday night and it was completely the opposite today. Everyone is in the same boat, we are not back to square one even though it might feel like that but we have definitely got a lot of work to do.”

“We looked like we got over that with our performance at Doncaster and we put it behind us and we clearly haven’t and we have got a lot of work to do because we were well below par.

“It was a really bad day at the office; it was a poor performance, especially after our last away game because I was standing in front of everyone saying we had learned from our losses,” said the midfielder.

North End fell to a 3-1 defeat at Oldham on Saturday, a performance Mousinho described as ‘well below par’ following the win at Doncaster on Tuesday night


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