… in which Steve Bruce bemoans our luck. Part of me takes his point – we dominated for long periods, had half chances and fashioned the best move of the match from which Henderson went close to equqlising – and another part wants to write back and say “sorry Steve, it just won’t wash”. Either way, we’re left hoping for salvation from points still to be won against other teams scrapping for survival …
The one thing you can’t account for is individual error and unfortunately that’s what the first goal was.
I haven’t seen the goal back on replay yet but it was an awful one to give away.
Overall the performance was good – possibly the best we’ve played for a while, which is the positive out of it.
Sometimes our performances haven’t been up to where they should be but we played very with a young team.
Unfortunately we couldn’t score, and that’s the defining thing. Goals are what we’re in need of and unfortunately that wasn’t there today.
It was a game of nearlies. The performance pleased me – we played well all over the pitch.
But unfortunately when you’re not winning sometimes things go against you. We didn’t deserve to lose today, but we have.
I hope the players take confidence from the performance. If we perform like that next week I’m quietly confident we’ll get a result.
It was good to watch and it was a huge shame we couldn’t come away with something.