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18 March 2013

Wilder on Chesterfield defeat.

Manager Chris Wilder was naturally left disappointed as the U's lost out to Chesterfield on Saturday. Missed chances cost United dear and Chris told Yellow Player after the game:

“I’m struggling to work that one out, I have a lot of respect for the opposition, but the way they’ve walked in at half time still in the game is frightening. We switched off, we’ve not put any pressure on the ball and the lad Richards is a good player and all he needed was once chance and he’s scored”.

The manager was left frustrated by the lack of quality in front of goal as his side dominated most other areas:

“We’ve had twenty crosses in the first half and it’s an absolute travesty and criminal that the game wasn’t put to bed at half time. Then you end up losing a touch of belief and the opposition grow in confidence because they can’t believe that they are still in the game and all of a sudden the clock ticks and we got a bit more anxious, and started giving the ball away a lot cheaper and then lose a touch of confidence and it became a hard game”.

“We’ve got ourselves into a great position and need to kick on. It’s a missed opportunity and we still need to win a certain amount of games, but that game should have been ticked off as a win at half time. We have to do better around the final third, and have our forward players show that confidence and ability to put the ball away and win the game”.

See the full interview plus Highlights in Yellow Player now. 

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