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Quotes: Baldock, Walsh

6 September 2016

George Baldock and Joe Walsh react to MK Dons' defeat at Northampton Town...

On a frustrating defeat...
“It’s very frustrating. To be 3-0 down after 30 minutes is quite inexcusable, to be fair. We need to learn from it and we need to learn quick because we can’t keep giving ourselves a mountain to climb. Today that’s a bit of an understatement. We were really backs against the wall for the first 20 minutes and we needed to stand up and be men but unfortunately we weren’t.”

On turning things around...
“With this new loan window that’s not in place, this is us now until January. We need to get round each other and work really hard to put it right. We need to be more ruthless when we attack and when we defend. We need to be harder to break down. Because we’re so fluid and expansive with the ball, maybe we have this attitude that it’s too easy when we don’t have the ball. We need to switch and stand up and be counted. It just wasn’t good enough.”

On what can be learnt from the defeat...
“If you speak to any of the lads, we’re not thinking about any positives today. We came here fully expecting to win and I’m sure the fans expected us to win. That’s no disrespect to Northampton. I played against them last year and they are really good team. Just, with the standards we set, we go into every game wanting to win it and unfortunately it’s just not happening at the moment.”





“For any team, if you concede three early goals it’s always going to be hard to get back into it. It’s just disappointing. We left it too late with the second goal."
On early goals...

“It was disappointing. It was a poor start for the first 20 minutes, we have to sort that out. Three early goals meant it was an uphill battle. We did alright to get back into it, scoring two goals but in the end it was too late. It’s disappointing.”
On a difficult afternoon...
JOE WALSH

“They were fantastic. They were really vocal from the moment we walked out for the warm-up and fair play to them because as a football fan it must be hard seeing your club losing to local rivals two weeks in a row. Fair play to them today and the boys can’t wait to put smiles back on their faces.”
On giving the fans something to cheer about...

“It would (be a good game to turn things around). I for one am relishing it although I’m not thinking that far ahead at the minute. The Gaffer wants us to reflect on this and hurt for the next 24 to 48 hours. There’s no midweek game so we can pick the bones out of this and try to change this mindset. Hopefully we can go into Bolton and try and get a victory.”
On looking to bounce back at Bolton...


“We’ve just got to stay positive. It’s still early on in the season, it’s a marathon not a sprint. Hopefully we can start winning ways again, against Bolton next week.”
On moving forward...

“As soon as they went three-nil up they put everyone behind the ball. It’s just hard to break down a team with 11 men behind the ball. We just needed to get an early goal in the second half but it didn’t come.
On being frustrated by Northampton in the second half...

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