Shirtliff: "Players were tired"

By Editor
Last updated : 17 October 2005
Nottingham Evening Post :

"I think we ran out of steam. When you get tired, the thought process disappears a little bit - and making three substitutions really didn't make much of a difference.

"It is quite a long way. We stopped off for lunch at Preston and then had another hour-and-a-half on the coach, but no one would have been talking about that had we won.

"It is not going to just turn around overnight.

"We have got to be a bit more resilient and more clinical in our finishing because that would have given us something to hold on to.

"You cannot come to Carlisle and expect them to give you the three points.

"I think a draw would have probably been a fair result.

"We had the better of the first half and they had the better of the second without many clear-cut chances being created.

"It was always going to be one goal that decided the game and I was disappointed we didn't get it."

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