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Curtis: We switched off

Midfielder discusses Coventry defeat.

14 October 2018

Curtis Thompson felt the Chairboys ran out of steam as they fell to a narrow 1-0 defeat in the closing stages against Coventry City at the Ricoh Arena.

In a game marred by windy conditions in the West Midlands, both sides had had their chances in a game which looked destined to end all square before Conor Chaplin found himself well-placed to guide home Dujon Sterling's cross, with Wycombe running out of time to find a response.

Thompson, who was in the centre of a real battle in the middle of the park, had felt the Chairboys had given their all to frustrate the opposition and impose themselves on the game, and in doing that had perhaps left themselves lacking in energy to see the game out.

Speaking after the game, the midfielder was left disappointed to leave with nothing to show for Wanderers’ efforts.

“I think in the last ten minutes we had tired legs, tired minds and switched off for the cross into the box where they have managed to have a free header and scored so it is disappointing,” Thompson said.

“Playing in the wind is always difficult because you find it hard to judge the ball but that is football, it’s the same for both teams and you have just got to deal with the conditions and read the game as much as you can.”

“It’s a game where you want to upset the opposition and I think we did that really well and I think like I say in those last 10 minutes we’ve just switched off, they have counter-attacked us and we’ve conceded.”

The Chairboys now have the advantage of home comforts in their next two league encounters which presents them with the chance to quickly bounce back from the Coventry disappointment.

Despite the defeat it was another solid display for Thompson at the Ricoh Arena who kept his place in the side after playing a key role in the 2-1 win over Burton Albion at Adams Park the previous week.

Now firmly in contention for a regular starting place in the side, Thompson says he wants to continue to give his all for the team and try and make that spot his own.

“I’m delighted to be back in the team and delighted to be contributing. With all the midfielders we have got here it is very hard to keep your shirt.

“I’ve just got to keep doing what I can to stay in the team and hopefully we can start picking up some results.

 “It (Back-to-back home games) is always a great opportunity to bounce back and hopefully next Saturday will see us pick up another three points.”

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