Manager Russell Slade has admitted everybody in the dressing room was down having lost a two nil lead to Burnley in the final five minutes of the match at the weekend.
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Speaking to the media in his post game press conference, having seen Burnley score in the 85th minute and then a stoppage time own goal from Matt Connolly rip two points from us, Wales Online quote the gaffer as saying.
‘It was really hard to take, we`ve got a disappointed dressing room there. We were very good for large periods, they had a couple of periods, but other than that we were the better side, but the better side did not win. We should have defended their first goal better, David Marshall is disappointed he did not save it too. The second-goal was bizarre, it was going a mile wide and it`s hit Matt Connolly and gone in, it`s a crazy equaliser. It was not even going in. You saw how hard it was by the body language of my players when the equaliser went in because we had worked so hard to get top-side of a very good side. We thoroughly deserved to be in front so it is very hard to take. We will have to react in the next game. That`s all we can do, that`s all we can control. We can`t do anything about this, we just have to move forward There`s such a fine line sometimes. You have to keep going for 94 minutes not 90 though.’
With plenty of positives from the game in terms of the control we had, the chances created and the way we actually played, Slade went on to talk about the performance of Charlton loanee Tony Watt who started the game alongside Kenwyne Jones.
‘We saw some very positive things from him. He had a very positive run in the first half where he got at their back four and his shot went narrowly past the post. I thought there were some good things from him, if we can get a bit more work in him now, I think we are going to have a real asset. We were a threat in open play, but we do need to be a bit more ruthless in the box. You have to take that shot or header. We were creating chances. We play with no fear in training, we rattle those goals in, but we have to take more chances when we create them in open play.’
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