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Wilson: "We’ve conceded two goals with passes that we should avoid"

7 January 2017

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Chesterfield manager Danny Wilson was left frustrated after his team lost 2-0 at Bradford City.

Goals from Mark Marshall and Jordy Hiwula in the first half secured the three points for the Bantoms, but it was a match that the Spireites could have got something from had they taken their chances. 

But mistakes in the lead up to both goals left Wilson dumbfounded.

“It’s difficult to put into words at the moment, Wilson said “we’ve conceded two goals with passes that we should avoid.

“For the first goal we must have 40 yards of space around ourselves and we try and play a ball that’s never on and they counter attack on us.

“The second one is exactly the same, the ball goes into the box, it’s flat and there’s nobody there and its counter attack again.

“In-between that and before that we’ve had enough chances to get something out of the game against a team that’s in the top six. Second half we’ve had opportunities and not taken them, and that’s it in a nutshell.” 

Ched Evans struck a post in the first half, while Ian Evatt drew a fine save from Bradford goalkeeper Colin Doyle with a header from a corner. They were moments that were a reflection of the season thus far, and something the manager knows all too well.

He said: “Those chances that have come to us, we have to start taking them. 

“They take them, they have one counter attack, the ball gets played square across the goal and it’s in the back of the net. And that’s one of the problems that we’re having.

“We’ve come away from home and for large parts of the game play as well as we did and come away with nothing. And that’s frustrating again.”

Wilson was also left annoyed by the decision of referee Trevor Kettle not to award a second half penalty for foul on Evans by Braford’s Romain Vincelot.

“It was an absolute stone wall penalty, and I’m sick of saying this and I’m starting to wonder now about Ched, he had no protection at all.” He said.

Despite their frustrations, the Spireites must dust themselves down and prepare for their match with Luton Town in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday.

“We go onto the next game and we want to win, that’s got to be our priority.” Wilson said.

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