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Better work rate pleases Waddock
GARY Waddock was left upbeat despite defeat after an improved attitude from his players against Exeter.
The Blues boss has called some of his team’s desire into question in recent weeks after some poor displays, but he had nothing but praise after they stepped up their work rate against high-flying City.
He felt they should have taken something from their long trip down to Devon but they were left with nothing as they failed to hold onto the lead given to them twice by Gareth Ainsworth and Dean Morgan.
Asked for the most positive thing about his side’s performance, Waddock said: “The work rate and endeavour. We showed a little bit of everything in terms of work rate, commitment, closing down and we used the ball well.
“There’s a disappointed bunch of players in there. We have to make sure we hit that level of performance again regularly and consistently, and give our home fans something to cheer about.
“They’ve put in a hell of a lot of work today and if they continue to do that, the results will turn and we’ll pick up points. On the evidence of tonight, hopefully that will come sooner rather than later.
“If they do that and work, they are going to be a threat. We’ve got to keep going and not feel sorry for ourselves, because at some stage it’s going to turn.
“The players have given their all tonight. In many ways we should have got something from tonight’s game.”
Waddock admitted however his side could have done better defensively as Exeter scored their winner from a corner, having earlier equalised when Blues failed to clear their lines.
He said: “We switched off, perhaps lost concentration, a couple of times during the course of the game, which has cost us.”