PALMER AND THORDARSON REACTION
Audio interview with Carlton Palmer from BBC Radio Nottingham (RealPlayer needed)
Stags manager Carlton Palmer said"I am very disappointed. We have now conceded eight goals which is not good enough.
"Our general play is good, but if you don't defend set pieces you will get beaten no matter what level you are playing at.
"I know we are a young side and still learning. But we should have more points on the board than we have right now and that is because we cannot defend restarts.
"They have to learn and learn fast as, if we keep playing well and losing, then confidence will get low.
"I don't believe Kevin Pilkington's challenge on Chris Beardsley was malicious. He is not that kind of player. It looks to be a clean break and we'll just have to see how he goes."
County manager Gudjon Thordarson said: "We didn't help ourselves as we had plenty of chances and we conceded two goals.
"But from my point of view, the most important thing was that we went behind twice away from home, kept going and managed to win the game.
"We showed fantastic commitment and I was pleased with the attitude of the players.
"At 2-1 down I didn't think we were going to lose - I always thought we'd at least get an equaliser.
"When we did there was a lot of pressure on them and they were finding it hard to cope. The chances were there and I felt we might get a winner.
"We are three points clear now and need to keep a cool head. It is very encouraging, but there is a long way to go."
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