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Accrington Stanley boss keeps quiet after loss
11:33am Monday 22nd October 2012 in Football
A SHELLSHOCKED Paul Cook made his post-match contribution a brief one after watching Accrington go down 5-0 at Oxford.
James Constable helped himself to four goals as the U’s ran riot and handed Cook’s Stanley a third straight loss.
Cook was reluctant to speak to the media afterwards, and would only say: “You have to pay a lot of respect to the opposition. To say we’re hurting is an understatement. It’s not good enough.
“People have travelled a long way to support us and the only reason I’m speaking is out of respect to those supporters.
“But I can’t offer an explanation. We are a group though. We win together and we lose together.
“I’m not talking about the game, I’m just saying a few words out of respect to our supporters.”
Oxford boss Chris Wilder saluted four-goal hero Craddock, and his strike partner Constable and said: “Obviously Tom will get the headlines, and rightly so for his goals, but I thought our skipper was outstanding.
“I’ll be the first to admit the part Constable played. I thought he was back to his best, he was a handful and a menace, and took the heat off Tommy, who got the goals.”
For Oxford it was a fine response following the 3-0 defeat they suffered in last Monday’s televised game at Port Vale.
Wilder added: “It was a difficult week for our players.”
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