Chairman Ken Anderson addresses the fans following Tuesday evening's Emirates FA Cup replay defeat to Crystal Palace
We came so close to victory last night and booking ourselves a glamour tie against Manchester City at Macron Stadium.
Yes, it was disappointing to lose out, but we can take so much pride and heart in both of our performances against Crystal Palace.
The amount of effort and passion the players showed in both games was great to see. The fact that we went toe-to-toe with a Premier League side over 180 minutes of football epitomises the drive and determination we have at our disposal.
Ultimately, the only difference was a £30 million striker coming off the bench.
I was also delighted by the support we took to Selhurst Park. Given that the total crowd was around 7,000 (some 4,000 less than the original tie at Macron Stadium), the 1,000 Wanderers fans were in fine voice throughout.
To have that level of support in midweek and many miles from home was truly impressive. Our support, home and away, has been inspiring this season and long may that continue.
Our focus now shifts towards to our Sky Bet League One campaign and our goal of getting back into the Championship.
With 19 league games remaining, there is still a lot of football to be played and if we can maintain the momentum we have shown already, then there is no reason why we cannot attain our ambition.
My thoughts go out to Darren Pratley meanwhile who is set to miss the remainder of the campaign through injury. It has been a massively frustrating season for him and we wish him well with his recovery.
We’ve now got Southend United away on Saturday before returning to Macron Stadium the following weekend against Charlton Athletic.
Let’s be loud, let’s be proud and let’s continue to back the boys.
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