Manager's Leicester reaction

Dougie Freedman pleased with his side's efforts in thrilling game at the King Power Stadium

Dougie Freedman was proud of his side’s efforts as Wanderers were edged by the odd goal in five against Leicester City in a thrilling match at the King Power Stadium.

Wanderers raced out of the traps and netted the opening goal of the game via a David Ngog penalty. Chris Wood then levelled with a penalty of his own before Lloyd Dyer gave the hosts the lead prior to the interval.

After half time Freedman’s side rallied and were on level terms when Darren Pratley side-footed a long throw home. However, Jeff Schlupp would net the decisive goal with a late volley in a pulsating end to the game.

Speaking in his post-match press conference Freedman said: “It was a fantastic, top quality Championship game. My players gave every single ounce of effort, but it just wasn’t to be for us tonight. The game could have gone either way.

“We started well and controlled the first half. The disappointment is that we conceded a second goal so quickly after the first. 

“I thought we had good energy throughout. Josh Vela stepped in and did fantastically well. 

“In the second half we changed the shape and got right back at them and created some good opportunities. Craig Davies came on the caused some real problems for the Leicester defence. 

“David Ngog has gone off to the hospital for a scan to find out the exact details of the injury. Initially, we think it could be his shoulder, but we have to get that confirmed.”

“The amount of effort we put into the game tonight was there for all to see. Sometimes things go for, sometimes they don’t. If we continue that over the next period of games we’ll get the results.

“Lastly, it has to be said we had another terrific following tonight. More than 1,500 fans came to the game with us. You look at the 1,200 that came with us to Bristol and the support that we’ve had at the Reebok, people can see that we’re giving it our all.

“I hope we’ll be able to have another bumper crowd for the Middlesbrough game this weekend. We’ve got two home games and they can make a real difference.”
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