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We Should Have Won It

18 November 2012

Left-back Alan Sheehan was happy to be back in the starting 11...

Alan Sheehan, like Lee Hughes, was another man to return to the starting eleven after suffering from a hamstring injury in recent weeks.

 

The Irishman has had a frustrating two months after missing games through injury and suspension, but he slotted back into the back four.

 

He told Magpie Player: “I was delighted to come back in. It’s been a frustrating time for me, the past 6-8 weeks with injuries and the suspension.

 

“I’m happy to get back in and happy to be playing, I’m just disappointed with the result.

 

“I thought we should have won it. The first half we were the better team, but we found ourselves 2-1 down and that was obviously disappointing.

 

“To give away two soft goals from crosses into the box is disappointing. We should have done a lot better.

 

“But we came out and we had plenty of pressure in the last 25-minutes.”

 

“I felt good and I’ve done a lot of work in the gym with (Performance Coach) Leon Douglas-Martin, so I’ve been raring to go. Perhaps last week was a bit too soon with the hamstring injury, but I was happy to come back in.”

 

And the left-back thought Lee Hughes’ disallowed goal should have also stood after his initial shot.

 

He added: “I think it was definitely onside. The linesman didn’t have a clue what happened. He was looking around and looking for help and he put his flag very late. That would have made it 3-2 and given us the win.”

 

Watch the full interview on Magpie Player.


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