Date: 16th April 2015 at 9:16pm
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Manager Lee Johnson was disappointed at full time in the draw against Notts County in midweek because he knows we basically did everything but score across the 90 minutes.

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Speaking to the Official Site following the game, he explained.

‘I thought we should have been away, we should have won the game. We’ve hit the post, we’ve hit the bar, they should have had a sending off. Jabo should have probably scored that one-on-one with the ‘keeper. We’ve well been in the game. Key things happen and you’ve got to take advantage but we didn’t for some reason. To be fair to them they kept going – they’re fighting for their lives.’

Johnson went on to say that you always have to be careful of ‘wounded animals’ to use a phrase and that’s exactly how he’d describe Notts County’s performance because they kept battling away, but despite their efforts he knew we had more than enough chances to have taken all three points ourselves and that was the disappointment.

‘The boys worked ever so hard to get back in and earned the right to break. For a 15-minute spell in the second half, we didn’t have that calmness of mind really to be able to flip from defence to attack. Tangs (Nyatanga) has been superb and was good today. There’s no doubt we’re a touch short. We’re doing pretty well to stay in there – in games – then we seem to go a little bit. Whether that be fatigue, tactical awareness or nouse we’ve talked about before. Today we soaked up a bit too much pressure.’

Adding again that we more than did enough in the first 60 minutes to have won the game, he went on to say the question of whether to go two up front has been answered when he tried before, but the wingers ‘can’t do the job properly’ in terms of balancing attack and providing cover to the defence so he feels we need the extra man in midfield at the moment to try and give us a basis to build on.

‘There were some decent performances in there and a couple that need improving in my opinion. We begin the build for next year now. We want to win games and we’ll go into the end of the season wanting to win games.’

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