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REACTION: SCOTT BARROW

19 January 2016

The defender gives his take on our Emirates FA Cup defeat to Blackburn Rovers…

Defender Scott Barrow was recalled to the starting XI for the visit of Blackburn Rovers, after making an appearance in the closing stages of Saturday’s win over York City.

 

Speaking after the game, Scott believed that the players should be proud of their battling performance against Championship outfit Blackburn Rovers.

 

“We went out there and gave it our all,” said Barrow.

 

“It was a game of many incidents with the early sending off, and I thought that we dominated the first half. Mark scored an absolutely unbelievable strike to bring the scores back level.”

 

“Jordan Rhodes came on during the break and we all know that he is a prolific striker and he is a big danger in and around the box.”

 

“A perfect cross like the one played into our area for the second goal, a striker like Jordan Rhodes is always going to score from those type of chances.”

 

After being knocked out of the Emirates FA Cup, Scott insists that the focus returns to the league.

 

 He added, “Our main focus now is obviously the league, with a big game at home on Saturday.”

 

“Every game now we have to give one-hundred percent, with a strong work ethic. You could tell on Saturday against York that it wasn’t perhaps our strongest performance, but our work ethic off the ball allowed us to keep a clean sheet.”

 

“We know that if we can keep balls from out of our net, then we can go on and win more games.”

 

“We have the capability to create changes and score goals and if we can tighten up defensively then we can push our way up the league table.”

 

The Exiles host Dagenham and Redbridge on Saturday, with the Daggers  occupying 22nd place in Sky Bet League Two and just four points behind County.

 

“It’s a massive game,” said the defender.

 

“Hopefully we will get another turn out like tonight and the fans can get Rodney Parade rocking again.”

 

“We know that we can’t lose on Saturday and a win would allow us to move further away from them. We want to keep the momentum going so we aren’t constantly looking down below.”


Watch the post-match interview with Manager Warren Feeney here



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