Michael Brown has praised his team for “some real effort” during their Good Friday defeat to Sheffield United.
Brown’s side lost 3-0 in a game that plunged them further into relegation trouble and after the game the interim manager said: “It was a poor start. The game had a great atmosphere and a big crowd today and we were hoping to start well and turn them around and put them on the back foot.
For long periods of the game there we did well but also you’ve got to put it in the net and that’s the difference with a good Sheffield United team. We didn’t do that…
“But it was very difficult to take very early, we conceded and found our feet, but a world-class strike followed soon after.
“After the second goal, what pleased me is we had some real effort from the players. United changed to a full back five – they didn’t come out, they defended it – so we were doing something but we just couldn’t find the net.
“For long periods of the game there we did well but also you’ve got to put it in the net and that’s the difference with a good Sheffield United team. We didn’t do that.
“The mood is of frustration, especially with the third goal going in. It wasn’t a 3-0 game for sure and we looked at certain areas and there were a couple of people at fault for a lot of wrongdoings this afternoon.”