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The Verdict

11 February 2013

Chris Wilder on Rovers

Chris Wilder was left to reflect on key decisions at key moments as his side were beaten by Bristol Rovers on Saturday. 

“I’m deeply disappointed about the result” he told Yellow Player after the game. “I think it was a tight first half but we had the best chances. We had to readjust yet again with Justin going off, but in the second half I thought we dominated the game. 

“From my viewpoint I saw us going to try and win the game but we made a poor decision at one end and the lad stuck the penalty away. But in terms of the cornerstones of the game and what you ask your team to go out there and do in terms of competing and trying to win, nobody hid. 

“As always with a defeat you come out and are angry and annoyed but I thought the team gave me everything, and gave everything for the supporters”.

“We have to keep believing but the big moments were the key. We started the second half on the front foot, roared on by our supporters who were different class. We played very positively but the goal rocked us because it was a breakaway goal and a rash decision by Jake, who had held his hand up afterwards and has been outstanding all season long for us. From then on we did all we could to get back in the game and they were hanging on but it’s about making decisions. Teams that go on and win things will make more good decisions than bad. But my team gave me everything, as I said, so I’m not going to smash them”.

United have an immediate chance to make amends as they welcome Fleetwood to the Kassam Stadium on Tuesday night.

“We have to go again on Tuesday” Chris said. “The character and attitude was good on Saturday and we have to bounce back straight away once more.”

See the full interview, a video with Damian Batt and match highlights all in Yellow Player.

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