Date: 2nd March 2014 at 8:03pm
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Manager Ian Holloway has bemoaned the decision of the referee to award Brighton a penalty in the first half yesterday as it proved enough to separate both teams at the full time whistle.

Speaking to the official site following the game, Ollie’s overriding feeling was that the least we should’ve come away with was a point from the match but the referee took that out of our hands, especially as we couldn’t make any of our chances pay on the day either.

‘It was a penalty – because it was given – but it was soft and we’re disappointed about that. In fairness to Brighton they are a good side and you have to give them credit because the build up to the penalty was the only time they caught us out of shape and position. Danny was devastated in the dressing room afterwards.’

Unfortunately for Holloway he is again left saying that the result didn’t match the performance we put in, but that is quickly becoming a bit of a cliche as we continue to drop points and we are perilously close to the drop zone now having suffered back to back losses in recent matches.

The positives for the gaffer though were our spirit and the performance itself, and he credits the effort of the players as being ‘unbelievable’ which he thinks the fans appreciated given their reaction to the loss at full time.

‘We’re in a bad situation but I’m still so confident that we will turn this around. The tougher it gets, the tougher we have to get, but we will keep fighting right until the end because that’s our duty.’

Ollie calls on everyone to keep believing, because he’s very confident there will be three teams worse than us come the end of the campaign and he still believes in the coming games that it will click for us and we will grab those all important victories.

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