Ben Tozer was left frustrated by Cheltenham Town’s performance in the 2-0 loss to Bradford City on Saturday.
Going into the game, Cheltenham were unbeaten in eight league games but a brace from Bradford striker Andy Cook saw the Robins fall to defeat.
A game marked by frustration up and down the pitch, Cheltenham registered just one shot on target all afternoon. Tozer felt that it was a match of missed opportunities:
“It’s very frustrating after the last few results we’ve had and the kind of run we’ve been on lately,” said the defender. “At the end of the day, these things happen so we will dust ourselves down and get ready to go again.
“I think you can’t take any credit away from them. They’ve got good players, good individuals and a clear game plan.
“They scored pretty early too then slowed it down at the right time which I think the referee bought into a little too much.”
Cheltenham had found the back of the net in five of their last six League Two fixtures, but a 0-0 draw with local rivals Forest Green Rovers last month told a similar story to Saturday’s.
“Not pointing the finger at anyone at all but you can only score if you hit the target really,” said Tozer. “I don’t think we hit the target enough or made the keeper work in situations we probably should have.”
The Robins will be keen to put another unbeaten run together with 18 games to go and three automatic promotion places still up for grabs in League Two.
However, up next is a stern test, as Cheltenham travel to top of the table Cambridge United on Tuesday night.
The U’s were rampant in a 3-0 win over Mansfield Town at the weekend, and Tozer thinks promotion is anyone’s game currently:
“It’s very tight. You can be the best team in the league but if you’re not on it that day you’re going to struggle. No one is ever too good to get beat!”
“You just want to get back on the horse and put right what’s gone wrong. I’m looking forward to Tuesday to be honest.
“We will talk about it as a squad and watch it back with the gaffer to see what he’s seen – and to pick the bones out of it.”