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CHARLIE GOODE PLEASED WITH GOAL, AND BACKS SQUAD TO BOUNCE BACK FROM FIRST LEAGUE LOSS IN TWO MONTHS

Skipper reflects on Saturday's game at Exeter City

9 December 2019

Skipper Charlie Goode marked his 100th EFL appearance with a fine goal in Saturday's narrow 3-2 loss at Exeter City.

It was a day of mixed feelings for Goode, who while pleased with his goal and his personal milestone, was disappointed by the first defeat in almost two months.

"There were a lot of positives in our display but of course we were disappointed to lose," he said.

"We were most disappointed with the goal we conceded just before half time and then in the second half we conceded from corners that really isn't like us at all.

"We will look at the game, we will spend time in the classroom. We will learn and we will get better and even though we weren't at our best on Saturday, I thought we might get something from the game at the end.

"We have travelled away from home to a good side, a side who are around us in the table. We will lose games at some stage, but we are determined to get back on a good run and get going again."

From a personal point of view, Goode was pleased to be on the scoresheet, and with Jordan Turnbull and Scott Wharton having been amongst the goals this season, the skipper says he has been getting some stick in the changing room!

"I have been overdue a goal and I was pleased with my finish on Saturday," he said.

"I have been getting some stick from the lads with the other defenders having scored more goals than me, so it was good to get a goal at the weekend.

"We kept saying that we had 20 minutes to play, even at 3-1 down, and I thought we showed good spirit and character and we kept working until the end and we were very much in the game.

"Saturday was always going to be tough. They are a good side with a very strong home record but I felt we matched them in many areas and that was very encouraging."


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