Date: 22nd April 2014 at 12:34pm
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Manager Ian Holloway was left feeling gutted at full time in the game against Doncaster, because he felt we did everything right but score again.

A point is by no means a disaster, but a win was what we needed and wanted, and even though we had a man advantage, we just couldn’t find that one chance that would’ve made all the difference to the final score line.

Speaking to the official site following the game, the gaffer explained.

‘I actually thought the sending off was probably a little harsh. It was maybe a yellow card at best but what the decision did was give Doncaster that siege mentality. They dropped deep, and defended well, particularly when we put balls into the box. Credit to them for that.’

As Holloway acknowledges we certainly had the possession and the chances in the game, but despite having 19 overall, we only managed five on target and we just didn’t do enough on that score to, erm, score.

There were positives though for the gaffer, as he points to our possession and the chances created, and it’s six games without defeat and another clean sheet so we are still on a good run given our predicament as the main task is, if we can’t pull away, just stay in front, and we have done that.

Equally though, he did have negatives.

‘The lads were a bit down so I’ve had to give them a kick. At times I thought we got obsessed about the result, and instead of re-focusing when a move broke down, we looked frustrated.’

It’s still in our hands though and even with that negative mentioned, he says his only real frustration came when he threw Mark Beevers up front, because with him as another focal point and distraction for them, we lost our shape further back and didn’t make the most of it – even though we threw everything we had at them in his eyes.

As for the fans, he admits following that showing and their support, he did feel ‘a bit for the supporters because we are desperate to give them that home win’ and he has to admit that whatever the reason it isn’t clicking for us on home soil the way it has been away, but with the fans being superb it’s something he’s determined to rectify.

Queens Park Rangers and then Bournemouth. Compared to where we were, at least it’s in our hands properly now still.

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