Trafford: We'll Put It Right

Goalkeeper James Trafford is expecting Wanderers to quickly bounce back after seeing their winning run come to an end at Cheltenham.

The Whites suffered a first defeat in five League One games as their four-match winning streak was curtailed by a late goal at Whaddon Road.

Ian Evatt’s men head straight back to Gloucestershire on Saturday to face Forest Green Rovers and Trafford is predicting a positive response.

“We will go away to Forest Green and give it our best shot and we’ll react and look to overturn it,” said Trafford.

“For the travelling fans, especially, we didn’t give a good enough showing.

“It’s just a bump in the road. It happens in a long season and when the games come thick and fast. We will stick to our principles and go again on Saturday.

“We will give it a miles’ better performance and hopefully win.”

Trafford did his best to bring home a point with one superb second-half save as Wanderers looked to avoid a second away defeat of the campaign.

But he was denied a fourth successive clean sheet when Ryan Broom struck in the 87th minute to give the Robins a 1-0 win.

And Trafford admits the Whites – who remain sixth in the table with 20 points from their opening 11 games – were below their best as they suffered just a second away defeat.

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“It would have been good to have got a point out of it but we probably got what we deserved,” added the England U21 international.

“It’s disappointing with the manner we lost. I don’t think we had a shot on target but it’s a collective effort. It’s a team game and we all weren’t at it.

“It’s all right losing against Plymouth and Sheffield Wednesday when we gave it a right go but tonight it was poor.

“Even the top teams in the world have off days and tonight was one of them.

“We prepared in the same way and did everything in the same way.

“Wake-ups calls usually come when you’re getting a bit big for yourself but we’re still the same lads we were before the season and for the first game. It was just one of those nights.”

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