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Wilson: "It's up front that frustrated me"

25 September 2016

Danny Wilson aired his frustrations after his side failed to make the most of their opportunities in the 2-1 away loss to Bury on Saturday.

The Spireites weathered an early Shakers storm and bounced back quickly through Kristian Dennis's strike after falling behind to Zeli Ismail's 41st-minute strike, but were made to pay for not taking their chances late on by a trademeark Tom Pope header.

"I'm frustrated and it's not the first time this season's it's happened," Wilson told PlayerHD at Gigg Lane. "In circumstances very similar to today where we've had the lion's share of possession and had control of the game in the second half.

"We've certainly had great situations in which we should have done better, but we've not done it. That's the big frustration.

"Yes, we complain about losing the game late on because we lost Pope at the back post and it just comes from a hopeful ball but other than that it's up front that frustrated me.

"We've had enough opportunities and enough situations that were developed but frittered away by bad decisions."

With a team featuring younger players and ones inexperienced at League One level - including a debut for Liam Graham in an unfamiliar left-back role at Bury - Wilson said he understood their fluctuations in form, but was annoyed by his side's inability to make the most of the good chances they carved out.

He said: "There are going to be inconsistencies, we know that, with the lads that we've got at this moment in time - albeit very good players in my opinion - you're going to have times when they're up and down like a bride's nightie.

"Some of the lads have never played at this level and when the going gets tough you wonder how they're going to react.

"The physicality today was no problem, we dealt with that all day long. It's the fourth game on the spin where we've been bombareded in the box and faced big strikers, and we've dealt with it.

"Having done that and caused the problems that we know we can cause we've not made the most of it."

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