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Murray pinpoints failings

17 September 2013

Reserve-team manager on Vale defeat

Paul Murray believes his young players will learn from their 4-1 defeat as Latics' reserves lost to Port Vale this afternoon at Chapel Road.

Reserve-team manager Murray (pictured) says the inexperience and naivety of his team was exploited by a seasoned Valiants' side.

He explained: "The goals we conceded were poor and down to poor decision making and a lack of communication.

"The first Vale goal was a prime example as it came from our corner."

Murray added that fortune didn't favour his side which suffered another bad break.

He continued: "We ought to have had a nailed-on penalty just before half time which would have put us 1-0 ahead.

"Had we finished the half 1-0 up instead of falling behind in stoppage time, it might have been a different story."

Murray was generally satisfied with the first-half display saying they created some good chances.

He said: "In the second half we lost our way after taking some of the experienced players off and replacing them with young lads.

"It is about the young lads achieving consistency and hopefully they will learn from the experience."


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