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David Jeffrey Post Match Interview 16/09/17
Uploaded Sunday, 17th Sep, 2017 at 19:30

WE conducted a post match interview with manager David Jeffrey after the defeat to Glentoran on Saturday.
David Jeffrey during the game against Glentoran
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Speaking after Saturday's defeat to Glentoran, the manager was philosophical; "There's days in football you don't get what you deserve. I can't fault the work rate, effort, commitment or the quality of football from my players.
If Elliott Morris doesn't make saves, the woodwork does! Jeffrey joked. We had a clear shout for a penalty and the referee chose to ignore it. It just wasn't our day, so I cannot be critical of our players, I thought they played some great stuff and dominated for large parts of the game but individual errors cost us. But Conor Brennan has been fantastic since he came into the team, so I will not be critical.
I can't have a rant, it's about encouragement. I've been in football long enough to know that if it's been a lack of effort then you can have a real go at the players. I thought for large parts of the game we were by far the better side. We were very dominant and it just didn't happen. I have no explanation for it!"
David Jeffrey was also reluctant to blame his side's injury luck, "We wanted to go with the same side as last week, but Johnny came in and was first class. But I won't use it as an excuse - Of course we missed Kevin when he came off and the same goes for Conor McCloskey. I've never made injuries an excuse but we are not having a good run [of injuries].
Simply today we didn't take our chances when we were on top and our goalkeeper made two bad errors. But now is the time for encouragement and praise and the hard work was appreciated by our supporters. They know how well we played, but we just didn't get what we deserved."
Looking ahead to Tuesday's County Antrim Shield first round tie with HW Welders, the manager will be forced into changes to the panel. "The injuries gives others opportunities, Tuesday night won't be easy in any way shape or form. But the game gives us a quick opportunity to erase the disappointment of today. There will be those that will get a chance because of the opportunities that come around."