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Ingram: We Were Off The Pace

14 December 2020

Matt Ingram was disappointed with both the performance and result in Saturday’s 1-0 defeat against Shrewsbury Town.

The Tigers were unbeaten in five league games prior to the defeat last weekend, but Ingram says that he and his Hull City teammates are ready to respond to the loss as they face two games in three days this week.

“We were gutted in the dressing room afterwards,” said Ingram. “We didn’t impose our game on Shrewsbury in the first half, and then in the second half we huffed and we puffed but we couldn’t blow their door down. We weren’t quite good enough on the day and that is very disappointing. Thankfully there are plenty of games coming up for us to try and put that right.

“From our point of view, I know it’s a cliché but we treat every game the same. We knew what we were going to face and we knew it was going to be tough. We were off the pace in the first half and we didn’t get our passing game going. We allowed them to take the ball off us in silly areas and we conceded a disappointing goal. Disappointing was the word really.

“They came here to trap us, but with the players we’ve got we’re good enough to play through and around their pressing game. It just didn’t click for us even though we were trying to do the right things. Our passing was loose and things didn’t stick, so it’s up to us to improve on that. We imposed ourselves a little more in the second half but it was a disappointing result.

“The performance and result hurt. Results around us went our way, so there was the opportunity for us to pull away a little bit with a positive result. We should be winning games like that. We’ll address it move on and now we have two games in quick succession.”

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