Date: 16th November 2015 at 8:20am
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Manager Lee Johnson has spoken of his disappointment following defeat to Port Vale on Saturday.

Another game and another loss for Barnsley, but Johnson’s ire was mainly stoked by the fact we had more than enough chances to have taken something – if not all three points – from the game and he felt we largely dominated the match as well.

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

‘There are signs of encouragement. Even the fans will understand the players gave their all. We`ve dominated, the players and I feel hard done by. We`ve won everything except the most important stat, we didn`t deserve to lose that game and their keepers had a ‘worldie`. We`ve got to keep going, a lot of our play was good today.’

It is now eight games without a win though, and the gaffer was rightly disappointed with that.

‘I`m disappointed we`ve had this run. We can pull ourselves out of it, we just need that bit of quality and luck. We need to stick to our values and principles then we`ll go on a winning run. We didn`t deserve that result today and we can only turn it round together.’

He went on to say that he feels teams are setting themselves up quite specifically in games against us, and we’ve struggled to cope with that of late but it is something we’ve been working on and he’s confident that it will turn and again for Port Vale, had we taken one of the early chances the game would’ve been different for us.

‘Teams have a certain way of playing against us and sometimes we`ve struggled to deal with that. We should have been three-nip up by the time we conceded the first goal. We had enough domination and opportunities at goal not to require some decisions from the referee, but they should have been given. Consistently today we were the better side and this has happened to us too much. I know we`ve got that performance in us, which gives me that hope and strength.’

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