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The game between Wrexham and Stockport County became one to forget for the Welsh soccer club. They were on the end of a 5-0 thumping by Stockport, courtesy of a hat trick by Isaac Olaofe. Thus, the squad will need to gather again and direct their attention to their upcoming match against Accrington Stanley. It will be a crucial match for the club’s ambitions to get back-to-back promotions. But, it displeased manager Phil Parkinson following the shocking defeat. 

Parkinson gave an interview after the match detailing the issues they faced in the match. As such, he provided a comprehensive breakdown of his team’s inability to score and secure victory. The player would hope to regain their confidence and win the next game. Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney want their impact to continue to greater heights! Rob even tweeted the fans to stay back for the match. 

Wrexham boss Phil Parkinson analyzed the horrible loss!


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The boss, in his interview, stated“It’s as bad of a first-half that I can remember us playing in terms of all the fundamentals in football.” He explained how the team gave the ball away cheaply in the back and the middle, forcing the opposition to press them well. With the mistakes in the back, it was easier for the players to attack from the front because of the rapid positioning change of the Wrexham players. Moreover, Phil noted his team was under pressure for most of the match. 

The first half-performance caused Rob to tweet, “Phil’s enthusiasm in the locker room will be off the charts. But never, ever leave a Wrexham game. Come on you reds!”


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With their erratic passing as a cause for the downfall, Parkinson questioned the weight of the pass and the pass selection when players had the ball. Before the match, he wanted the team to establish themselves in their away fixture and take the game to Stockport. They did it for some periods because they ended the game with 20 shots. It’s baffling to understand the low output caused despite having multiple efforts towards the goal. 

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Parkinson stated, “When it came to the back third, we didn’t defend our box anywhere near well enough, and we’ve got punished.” He also mentioned the team “were sloppy in everything we did, and we’ve got to take our medicine.”


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Pointers to note for the players!

The boss stated how they needed to improve their road form for a better performance next week. Even the players slacked, which caused problems for the club in terms of performance. Phil noted how the opposition players grabbed the game by the scruff of their necks and delivered when it mattered. By putting “floaty balls” in the air, they played the game into the opposition’s hands because the players could press efficiently by putting Wrexham on the back foot. 

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The next game could be crucial for the team to start a new unbeaten run following a seven-match unbeaten run. It will be fascinating to see the team respond, and Parkinson wants better performances from the lads. Do you think they will win the next game?


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