Midfielder believes game against the Red Devils was a big chance for players to force their way into the side for Saturday
Anthony Wordsworth felt he and some of his teammates ‘missed a chance’ to send a message to the boss, after exiting the Capital One Cup to Crawley last night.
Blues fell foul to an extra time winner from Izale McLeod, despite having more than enough chances to win the game in normal time, as the Red Devils progressed.
With a number of injury doubts ahead of the weekend trip to Reading, the former Colchester man felt last night’s clash was a good chance for players to stake a claim to be in the side against the Royals.
“It’s never nice to go out of a cup competition and I’m disappointed we haven’t been able to give the gaffer more of a headache for Saturday,” the midfielder told the Club website.
“There were a lot of players in the team who didn’t play on Saturday- myself included- and I don’t feel as though I grasped that opportunity and I’m sure a few of the boys feel the same.
“The dressing-room was pretty flat afterwards as you’d imagine, it’s never nice to lose a game.
Izale McLeod scores the winner in extra time
“I feel disappointed for the young lads because they deserve games and this (Capital One Cup) was probably their best chance of playing.
“The young lads did do well though. [Matt] Clarkey look solid and Teddy [Bishop] was unlucky not to win it for us with a great strike at the end that came back off the bar.”
Alex Henshall battles for possession