Dumbarton v Alloa Athletic

5 - 0
Full Time

paddy connolly after scottish cup defeat

A very tough night, we tried to go toe to toe with them but after only 19 seconds we were a goal down, I hadn’t even settled in the dugout – It is certainly had to take positives from tonight’s game, I thought the second half for 25-30 minutes I thought we did alright but it is hard for me to come out and try and defend, some of our defending after a five goal drubbing, so somehow we need to pick the players up on Thursday at training and take it from there, I will speak to the Chairman tomorrow, to see if there is anything happening and where we are for the weekend.

We need to dig deep now and maybe need to tweak things a bit, the game was too open and it never worked for us tonight, so we need to pick them up at training on Thursday, their a resilient bunch, results have not been great. It is hard to see what reaction there has been after Danny’s departure as it only happened last night and I only met up with the players tonight for the game but the mood in the dressing room is certainly not good now after the game, we lost our shape in the end, big Mikk made a poor mistake but all the goals were poor goals to lose, four of them were counter attack goals because we were too open, it was a cup tie so we went for it in the second half and had numerous chances and were punished latterly for pushing forward, which was sore.

Robbie Crawford felt his calf and Michael Chopra we hope is only a precaution, as hadn’t trained during last week we took a bit of a gamble with him tonight and it never really worked, we will need to reassess the injury again on Thursday.