LUKE YOUNG | "It’s a point gained but it feels like a defeat in the dressing room"

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Sat 25 Aug 2018

Fit-again midfielder Luke Young admitted Wrexham's 2-2 draw with Bromley felt like a defeat after the visitors came from two goals down at the Racecourse to snatch a late point.

Young returned from the bench after two games out injured, but could only watch as a penalty and a late own goal cancelled out Mike Fondop and Rekeil Pyke’s goals.

But the former Plymouth and Torquay midfielder admitted a win at Solihull on Bank Holiday Monday would put a very different slant on the Bromley result – a draw which puts Wrexham two points clear at the top.

“It’s a point gained but it feels like a defeat in the dressing room,” Young admitted after the Bromley game.

“With the position we put ourselves in, you would look to see the game out, kill the game and come away with the three points.

“Unfortunately, it wasn’t meant to be – they scored from two set pieces – but it’s a learning curve. We have to make sure if we’re in this position again it doesn’t happen.

“It’s not as if they’ve scored from open play, or opened us up. It’s from two set plays which you can look at as preventable. I don’t know if it was a penalty or not, and the own goal is just unlucky.

“It’s disappointing to come away with one point but if we can go again on Monday, get the three points, then hopefully this is one point gained rather than two dropped.”

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On a personal note, however, Young was delighted to be back on the pitch after missing the wins at Maidenhead and Eastleigh after being injured in the previous home game against Boreham Wood.

And, having arrived at the club in the summer, the 25-year-old is happy to be part of a close-knit Dragons dressing room.

“It was disappointing with the injury. It was just one of them – I got a knock in exactly the same spot [I had already had a knock],” he said.

“The two away games the lads had, they got two great wins and it’s put us in a great position.

“It’s good to be back – it’s not nice to be injured, but I’m delighted to get back out there and get a good run-out, hopefully ready for Monday.

“We’ve got a tight knit group in there. We’ve got good characters in the group – everybody wanting each other to do the best they can, and that brings out the best in yourself.

“There’s competition for places and when you’re fighting for promotion it’s what you want; it drives everyone on.”

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