Midfielder bitterly disappointed in the manner of Town's defeat to Boro but has called for Blues to keep focus over remaining nine games
- Blues comfortably beaten on Teesside
- Bamford brace does the damage
- Murphy had netted for Town but Blues go down 4-1
Cole Skuse has spoken of the importance for Town to ‘regroup’, following a disappointing defeat to Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium.
Blues were beaten 4-1 by Aitor Karanka’s side thanks to a brace from Patrick Bamford and further strikes from Daniel Ayala and Albert Adomah, despite Daryl Murphy having earlier pulled Town level.
Midfielder Cole revealed how disappointed the players were after the final whistle but also conceded that Town can’t afford to lose focus at this stage of the season.
“As you can imagine, all the lads are gutted in the dressing-room,” the former Bristol City man told the official Club website.
“I don’t think the scoreline reflected the result but we’ve suffered a disappointing defeat today against a promotion rival.
“It doesn’t help us, losing ground, but we can’t afford to lose focus now. We’ve got a game against Bolton on Tuesday that we need to regroup for.
“The fans came in their numbers and it’s disappointing that we haven’t been able to give them anything back for their journey.
“It’s important they stick with us though because they’ve been superb and I wasn’t surprised to see them here in their numbers again.
“We’ve all got to stick together and go again on Tuesday against Bolton at Portman Road.”