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NATHAN JONES ON THE DEFEAT TO PETERBOROUGH UNITED

9 January 2018

Town boss Nathan Jones was disappointed to see his team knocked out of the Checkatrade Trophy on penalties tonight by Peterborough United, but felt his team more than played their part in an entertaining clash with the Sky Bet League One play-off chasers.

After a goalless 90 minutes, both sides netted their first six penalties before Frankie Musonda saw his spot-kick saved by stopper Jonathan Bond.

Jones said: "I thought it was a good entertaining game. I am not pleased we lost the game on penalties, but they're eighth in League One, they made very few changes from their side that played against Villa [in Posh's 3-1 win a Villa Park in the Emirates FA Cup] and play week-in, week-out.

"We made ten changes, we've had equal chances and I think it was a good entertaining game. It just shows where we are. We've got a real strong squad and we've made changes and we've been able to more than compete with a side that is eighth in League One.

"The players who have come in have not so much given me food for thought, we've got a strong squad and we needed to test those and they got tested. I thought they were excellent tonight.

"We're aspiring to be a League One team next year and I thought we more than matched them and tonight I thought we had some real good performances from the young ones. I thought Akin Famewo was outstanding. Jack Senior as well.

"We're a young side and I thought they were excellent. Some of the ones who need game time, Sheehan, Cook, Lawson and Pelly, were excellent as well."


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