Date: 30th August 2015 at 7:44pm
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Manager Neil Harris has bemoaned a lack of a clinical edge in the two nil defeat to Chesterfield yesterday.

Audio – Harris Following Chesterfield Defeat

Speaking to the official site Harris was pretty adamant that he didn’t feel our defeat warranted a two goal scoreline, but with us being unable to take the chances that we created in the game that’s what happens in football and you don’t always get the perspective in results that you deserve.

You don’t always get what you deserve fullstop.

‘First-half I thought we started OK, then their midfield dominated us possession-wise. We adjusted after 35 minutes in the midfield and we got a foothold back in the game. Coming in at half-time we made a change going forward just to give us that little bit more of a link in the play and in the second-half we were the much better team.’

Harris went on to say what ‘summed it up’ and epitomised the day for him was Jimmy’s deflected shot, that their keeper got to despite going the wrong way, but at the other end of the pitch a shot they get deflected ends up nestling in the back of the net, so again we just aren’t getting that rub of the green at the moment for him.

‘We made chances but we weren’t clinical enough. It’s getting the mix right between being an attacking threat and creating chances and being solid at the back. It probably wasn’t quite right today.’

With youngster Jack Powell getting his first start of the 2015-16 campaign, Harris was pleased with his performance, and the performance of the other four Academy graduates on show in the game.

‘When we had the ball Jack did well. He gives you a balance in midfield and in the second-half, when we were on top, Jack was pivotal to what we did. He gives a calmness in midfield and quality with set-play delivery.’

In further post game quotes carried by News Shopper, Harris was again left talking about how our home form clearly needs to improve this year.

‘It is difficult because we haven`t won at home yet. We want to do that because you want to play in front of your fans and you want this to be a fortress. It is not quite right so I have to search for the right formula of players and formation to try and get the best out of the team. I think some of the senior players haven`t necessarily performed outstandingly well at home and have had the feelings of the fans made known to them. We freshened it out with the young lads but with the young lads mistakes come and a lack of knowhow sometimes. It is getting the balance right for me but with the home record of course we want to win home games.’

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