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The Reaction: Shrewsbury Town 4 Blues 2

Posted: Tue 23 Jul 2013
Author: bcfc.com
Lee Clark

Lee Clark

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Lee Clark and Chris Burke reflect on Blues' pre-season defeat in Shropshire.

Burke on the result: 

"We're very disappointed with how we started the game. In the first half we just couldn't get near them and they seemed to be just passing it around us.

"But I thought when we came out [for the second half] and we got that second goal that we looked like the only team that were going to go on and win the match, we were look stronger than them.

"Obviously they get the goal and it's a killer really."

Clark on his side's mistakes:

"There was lots of positive things with the ball but without the ball we were bang average at best. So that's massive that we get that sorted within the next 10 days, for sure, because that won't be acceptable, that won't get us a result against Watford.

"I've spoken many times about doing the right things when you haven't got it [the ball]. We just looked like a team that wanted to do things when we had it. 

"We did get ourselves back in the game but then you gave another two, bang average, goals away. A straight ball over the top and then a poor decision for the third goal, and then for someone to get that amount of space to turn on the edge of the box is crazy.

"A very, very worthwhile exercise, lots for us to consider."