SHIRTLIFF AND PETERS REACTION REACTION
Audio interview with Peter Shirtliff from BBC Radio Nottingham (RealPlayer needed)
ShrewsWeb listened to the postmatch interviews to get the thoughts of Gary Peters
It was the same sort of start as we did against Torquay where someone smashes in a wonder strike early on and your then up against it.
It's about how you bounce back from a defeat and it will be an important lesson to the young lads, Mansfield were the wounded animal before today but they bounced back and we need to do that against Stockport next week/
I thought we started the second half properly after we'd changed things and were the brighter side, we had to attack them to try and get the game back and we paid for it. They went down the other end and got goals after they broke on us.
The game was far too open but we couldn't close it down as we needed it to be open so we could attack and get goals, we had to go after the game but it back fired on us.
We went down fighting and trying to get goals rather than just accepting that it was 1-0.
We knew how lively Mansfield we're but when you reach rock bottom it can be a catalyst and team can just got for it.
I don't know whether it's coincidence that we don't do well against the teams at the bottom or if it's just that we play them at the wrong time.
None of my players came out of that game with any credit, we spoke afterwards in the dressing rooms after the game I told the lads I thought that everyone of Mansfield's players did better than my players, and you can't have that and win games.
It was a very disappointing game and probably the biggest defeat since I've been here.
We came here trying to be solid with three centre-backs, five in midfield and two up front but it didn't pay off as they scored after 5-minutes, so we had to change the game to go after the game.
It's a long season and sometimes a defeat like that is better than losing 1-0, as you have to draw a line behind it and then work out how it happened and what we need to do to make sure it doesn't happen again.
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