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Holden: "It's A Tough One To Take."

8 March 2015

Caretaker boss Dean Holden was clearly disappointed with his side's late defeat to the league's bottom side, Yeovil Town.

James Hayter's goal in added on time won the game for the Glovers after Joel Grant cancelled out Carl Winchester's first half strike.

Speaking after the game, Holden said: "It's a tough one to take. We got ourselves in the lead before the half time break and we had a game plan in the second half with the wind changing. We probably didn't take the game to them as much in the second half in order to kill the game off. We gave away two sloppy goals. 

"The wind was blowing an absolute gale in the first half and the goalkeeper was only kicking it 30 yards outside his box so you've got to slightly change your game plan. We didn't play much free flowing football and create many chances in the first half but went in one goal ahead. 

"We shot ourselves in the foot with the two goals we conceded but we take it on the chin and look at it in the cold light of day and move forward."

Brian Wilson received his marching orders in the second half and Holden had no complaints over the decision.

"They probably are two yellows if you look at them but I don't want to get involved with the referee," Holden commented. 

"It's difficult to take during the game but I don't want to come out after the game slating them because that's just the way it is."

Attention quickly turns to preparation for next week's clash with Barnsley. "We've got a week now to prepare properly," he said. 

"It has been a tough few days with the effort the lads put in on Tuesday and it's been a long journey here and we've not got what we wanted. This won't change the way we prepare for Barnsley next week. 

"We'll have a good week, make sure the lads are well recovered and we'll turn our attention to Barnsley and to how we can beat them."

Watch the full interview on Latics Player.

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