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Wickham On Massive Disappointment

6 November 2016

Connor Wickham's goal, just a minute after coming on as a second half substitute, got Palace back in the game but the team's comeback was cancelled out by Burnley's injury time winner leaving the striker to explain the mood in the camp. 

"The lads are massively disappointed to lose the game like that, two of their goals have come from our own mistakes but we worked so hard to get ourselves back in the game and I don't think we deserved to be coming away with no points. We played so well second half to get ourselves on level terms, it was one of those where we went for the three points where maybe we would have been better to take the draw.

"We were off our game in the first half and conceded two goals from errors which we can definitely work on and to stop that happening in the future but the way we came back meant we certainly deserved something." 

The opening goal of the afternoon came in just the second minute as the home side broke from a Palace corner, against a side with such good home form it immediately gave the imitative to the opposition.

"It came from our set piece, which are part of our game we work on so that was disappointing but we are going to have to keep working on them. We need to be more solid in those situations, that's football and what we must do is pick ourselves up and 
go again for the next one."

Many of the players now depart for the international break but the 23 year striker knows what the agenda will be in preparation for the next home game against Manchester City. 

"Some of the lads now go away but the rest of the squad will be out on the training pitch working hard, we know we have good players with the talent in the dressing room to be way up the table from where we currently are. You could see that in the second half in this game when we pushed on and showed what we can do to get back in the game at such a difficult place to come. As a group we need to keep our heads up, carry on working hard and be ready for the next game."

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