Date: 12th December 2016 at 3:13am
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Manager Neil Harris has reflected on a frustrating day against Shrewsbury Town at the weekend and it’s not turned into a good week for the club.

With EFL Trophy exit to Wycombe Wanderers in midweek and Harris having no complaints about the scoreline or the loss, he knew that defeat to Shrewsbury Town was a completely different story given the performance the side put in and especially the chances we fashioned for ourselves on the day.

Welcoming the side to The Den we ended up on the wrong end of a one nil defeat but we had better possession on the day and seven attempts on target compared to their three and 12 attempts overall compared to their four.

As Harris spoke with the official site and other assembled media in his post game press conference, his frustration at seeing us punished for one defensive lapse given the chances we had was clear to see.

‘Well what do you say after that?’

Many fans would’ve been thinking the same although may have found it easier to fill the air with comments I couldn’t possibly type here.

‘The initial stats say we had 19 shots on goal. They’ve had three, one being a header from 15 yards. Two things really, we couldn’t score today, but even so we should have had a point from a 0-0 draw.’

As for the goal we conceded, his mood wasn’t improved on that front either.

‘It was a rubbish goal to give away once more.’

The chances on the day, despite the lack of a clinical edge were at least some kind of positive, but Harris knew you had to make your own luck when you have control like that.

‘At the other end some of our play around their box was good and we just couldn’t find an end product, but some of our finishing was also wasteful. To win football matches it’s all about what you do in both boxes. My team is never going to be short of effort or competitiveness, but at either end we have to be better.’


‘It’s not often I’ve bemoaned bad finishing because we’ve scored plenty of goals this season, but today we looked a bit nervy and lacked composure, and we can help ourselves in that respect by not conceding the first goal.’

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