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KEITH CURLE - 'WE'LL FOCUS ON OURSELVES AND NOT THE DECISIONS OF THE MATCH OFFICIALS'

Post match reaction

21 January 2020

Cobblers boss Keith Curle refused to be drawn on the decisions of the match officials as he reflected on Tuesday night’s 1-1 draw at Leyton Orient, a controversial late penalty from the home side and subsequent sending off of Scott Wharton cancelling out Ryan Watson’s first half strike in East London.

“I don’t really want to talk about the penalty, the sending off or the officials because I think that will detract from some of the good things we did tonight,” he said.

“We will let the dust settle and review it but no matter what I say now it won’t change the result. The important thing for us is to focus on the performance both individually and collectively, there are still areas where we can improve but we are still on that upward curve.

“I thought we played some good football in the first half and I was slightly disappointed to go in at half-time at only 1-0. In the second half there were areas we need to improve on both in our attacking play and defensively we could have held a higher line.

“There are lots of things technically we can work on but I think this is a point earned and a point gained.

“We were resilient and the players put their bodies on the line. That is a culture that is growing and spreading throughout the football club and when you get a knock on the chin you get back up.

“There are going to be twists and turns in the last 19 games but we will accept any challenge that is thrown at us.”


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