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Wellens Frustrated Following Defeat

21 January 2018

Manager Richie Wellens was frustrated following yesterday’s 3-0 defeat at Peterborough United.

Three second half goals won the game for Posh and Wellens couldn’t hide his disappointment at full time.

He said: “I don’t really know where to start. I thought we were outstanding in the first half, passed the ball well and got into some good areas.

“We had great opportunities after time and time again passing through them but again, we have a lack of movement in the box.

“We need a striker desperately, a good striker at this level who can score goals and can pull off shoulders.

“It’s so frustrating because how is that game 3-0? They are in and around the play offs and we are in and around the relegation places, and you look at the sides before the sending off and we are the better team.

“Sometimes in and around the box we over play. If we had a selfish striker then they would shoot.

“Look at Marriott, he didn’t get involved in the build up play, he just wanted to get in the box and shoot but we don’t have a player like that.

“Davies has chipped in with a few goals recently but he’s a different kind of player.”

A big turning point in the game was the sending off of defender George Edmundson.

“It was a second yellow and I have no complaints,” Wellens admitted.

“Kean Bryan is there to sweep up and it’s only on the half way line and there was still a long time to go when he was sent off so it was just a moment of inexperience.”

Anthony Gerrard was forced off injured in the first half and the manager gave an update on his situation.

“I think he has pulled his thigh so we will have to manage it and see how he is,” he said.

“All of a sudden we don’t have enough bodies. We are down to two centre backs with Brian Wilson and Kean Bryan and it is worrying.”


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