Lincoln City boss Gary Simpson defends players following Hereford defeat
Gary Simpson has leapt to the defence of his players following their 1-0 defeat at Hereford last night.
The Lincoln City boss must have thought his side had done enough to earn a point, until Chris Bush, who was on loan at Lincoln City last season, fired home an 85th minute winner from close range.
It was the Imps’ second successive reverse and sees Simpson’s side slip down to tenth in the Skrill Premier table.
“People said we should come here and beat Hereford, but why should we,” said Simpson.
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“I think people put too much pressure on these lads. At the end of the day they have done okay. They have had some long journeys and tough games and you can’t fault them for what they are trying to do.
“They put a shift in, they work hard and they play some good stuff.”
Simpson was quick to admit his side failed to fully test the Hereford keeper Rhys Evans, despite having most of the possession in the first half.
But Simpson also believed his side deserved at least a point from the game.
“The players are very disappointed because they worked hard tonight,” he added.
“Hereford had their tails up, but in the first half we completely dominated the game.
“We know we have to work the keeper more, we know that, but we’ve got what we’ve got.
“They were more direct in terms of putting it in there and we had to try and battle with them to win the headers. That’s their style of football.
“We have tried to get it down and tried to play. I’m not saying which is right and which is wrong, but at the end of the day they got the one goal, the ball dropped, they’ve hit it and it’s gone in, so good luck to them.”