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Wilson: "At times we didn't work smart"

17 January 2016

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After his first loss as Spireites boss, Danny Wilson reflected on a tough afternoon in the snow as his side lost 3-1 away at Wigan Athletic.

First half goals from Max Power, Reece James and Michael Jacobs dug the Spireites into a hole at the DW Stadium and despite substitute Ollie Banks's second half effort the Spireites were unable to dig their way back to claiming any points.

Wilson was frustrated with his team's first half showing and the manner in which they conceded the three goals.

"I'm a bit annoyed in terms of our performance in the first 45," he told PlayerHD. "The two goals that annoyed me more than anything were the two long-range strikes which weren't pressed and closed down.

"The midfield was too deep, that's what transpired with the goals, and in the first half we didn't really get tight with any of their players - and we paid the price unfortunately."

After making a double change at the break, the manager was more impressed with the second half performance - giving him optimism for next week's Proact clash with Millwall.

"We saw a different team in the second half," he commented. "The team was more like us and how we have been in recent games.

"That was more pleasing but overall with the chances we've had and the situations we've created we've been too loose with a pass or taking too long on the ball, that cost us as well.

"If you look at the whole picture of the game we've had as many chances as they have. At times we didn't work smart.

"You can't question the players and their work ethic, and I'm sure now that all the players are looking forward to next week."

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