"I think today they were much better than us, we didn't be brave enough to get the ball or wanted to match them"

United loanee Jake Jervis (JJ) spoke to BBC Radio Cumbria's James Phillips (JP) after Carlisle's 2-0 League One defeat away to MK Dons, Jervis saying the Blues were outplayed in the match: 

 

JJ

To be honest I think we were just outplayed, and obviously we could have done a lot better, we didn't get close enough to people and that showed really.

 

 

JP

How happy are you though to be getting this run of games with Carlisle? It is just a shame that it wasn't a victory today?

JJ

Yeah, of course it is another 90 minutes where I can get sharper and hopefully the next game get a goal again.

 

 

JP

A bit of frustration that you weren't allowed to be involved on Tuesday in that brilliant affair with Ipswich?

JJ

Yeah, of course, any game where I am on loan I want to be playing, obviously I couldn't play due to Birmingham not letting me, but hopefully the next round against Tottenham if it gets extended I can be involved.

 

 

JP

Because they are out of the cup now of course Birmingham, so you won't be able to be cup-tied for them?

JJ

Yeah, exactly, so I will have to just wait and see if my loan gets extended.

 

 

JP

In terms of your time here at Carlisle how much are you enjoying it so far?

JJ

Yeah, the lads are great, the coaching staff, the manager has helped me a lot so obviously I have settled in quite quickly. So, hopefully I can help the lads out now and show what I can do even more.

 

 

JP

When you got your goal the other week, Lee Miller who you have come in as a sort of replacement for who is out injured at the moment, he was one of the first people up to applaud you, was it nice to have that sort of support from the guy whose place you currently have?

JJ

Yeah, of course, he is obviously out injured at the minute but from what I have been told from the lads he was great last year, got the goals and hopefully he can come back and get back into the team.

 

 

JP

When you come from a club like Birmingham and you are at a club like Carlisle and you come up against a team like MK Dons it must be funny for you that a club like Birmingham with plenty of cash about them, but Carlisle, it is just not quite a level playing field is it against a side like MK Dons?

JJ

Erm, well, you would be surprised, there are a lot of youth lads in football that don't actually know what the football world is like. it would be a big shock for them but me coming out here I am used to it and I think lads need to realise what it is really like out in football, that it is not all fancy-dan and you can doss about. You have to work hard.

 

 

JP

In terms of the hard work do you think that you can put it in and get the right result against Preston on Tuesday night? Get back to winning ways, something that Greg Abbott teams have always done?

JJ

Yeah, of course we need a reaction like against Portsmouth, that is the best thing really, so if we can do that I think I am sure we will get the win.

 

 

JP

When it comes to being outplayed by a club like MK Dons, what do you think it is, can you put your finger as a player out there on the pitch for something that is the difference between the two sides? It can't always be quality because you beat teams who are better than you on paper every week?

JJ

I think today they were much better than us, we didn't be brave enough to get the ball or wanted to match them, so you could just say that they really wanted it more really from the looks of things.

 

 

JP

You have been in a little while now, you have obviously got a goal on your debut which must have been great for you, what did that feel like?

JJ

Yeah, it was a great feeling, I have done it every time I have been out on loan to get a debut goal so it obviously helps. But, hopefully I can get more.

 

 

JP

And who have you sort of made friendships with while you have been here so far? Who are you settling in with here at Brunton Park?

JJ

Well, there are a couple of lads, J-P (Jon-Paul McGovern), Paddy (Madden) and Mike (Edwards) that I knew from Notts County. So, I have obviously settled in with them and Paddy is a room-mate.

 

 

JP

Are you used to this long drive back as it will be after defeats like this?

JJ

Not sure about this long but it is definitely a long journey, so I think it is iPod on and fall asleep.