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Simon Grayson: “Sometimes You Don’t Get What You Deserve”

16 August 2016

Club News

Simon Grayson: “Sometimes You Don’t Get What You Deserve”

16 August 2016

North End manager Simon Grayson was disappointed for his players after they suffered a late defeat against Derby County at Deepdale.

“We can’t feel sorry for ourselves for long; when we come back in on Thursday morning we have to take all the individual and team positives from the performances and try and get a victory at the weekend at QPR.”

“It wasn’t what the supporters deserved and it wasn’t what the team deserved, but we have to dust ourselves down.

“I thought the fans were outstanding right the way through the game. They stayed with the team, kept us on the front foot and we kept pushing, giving them something to shout about.

“I have just said to one or two people in the dressing room that sometimes supporters may not back the team, but they certainly did tonight,” he continued.

Another part of the match the manager had praise for what the North End fans. With the team working hard on the pitch, the atmosphere off it in the second half was electric and the manager also felt they deserved more.

“In the second half we dominated from start to finish and Derby County and most people who saw this game tonight will certainly say that we didn’t deserve to lose that game.”

“It is a big disappointment, but we have to take a lot of positives out of that.

“I am frustrated, but I feel for them even more, because they are the ones who have covered the distances and the areas and done everything that was required to try and win a game, except that last little bit.

“There was balls going into the box, everything a manager wants from a game and it was frustrating and hugely disappointing for the players.

After the game the PNE gaffer said his side could have done little more: “Sometimes in games you don’t get what you deserve and one of those was tonight. We were well and truly in the game; we worked very hard, the shape was good, we tackled, we pressed and we created some good chances with some good combination play.

The Lilywhites put in their best performance of the season so far but suffered a sucker punch when Craig Forsyth headed in at the back post with just two minutes left on the clock.

You can watch more from the manager, plus hear the thoughts of the man of the match Callum Robinson on PNE PlayerHD now. Click here to watch the interviews.

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