Manager disappointed with a draw

Manager felt his side were unlucky not to run out winners against the Owls

Dougie Freedman believes that Wanderers were unfortunate not to record their first home victory of the season following a 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday.

Jermaine Beckford had opened the scoring for the Whites early on in the game, but Alex Baptiste’s unfortunate own goal ensured that the clash ended all square against the Hillsborough outfit.

Despite the disappointment of not securing a victory however, the manager revealed that he was more than pleased with the application shown by his players.

“I feel with our performance and the chances we created we probably deserved to take the three points,” he said following the final whistle.

“We started the game very well and our passing and movement was fantastic – we dominated the first half hour of the game and scored a wonderful goal.

“Once again though we were very unfortunate and it was a huge slice of misfortune that gave them an equalising goal.

“It’s not something you can work on the training ground and it’s not something that you can get through easily – you’ve got to make sure that you’re calm as a manager and as fans and make sure that you’re supportive of the players up there, because they have got the qualities to score goals.

He added: “The chances are there, our approach play was good and our defending at times was very good today.

“We’ve got to make sure that we take our opportunities and that will soon propel us up this league.”

The Scot was also keen to pay tribute to goalscorer Beckford after the striker notched his second strike in as many games.

“It was a great goal – he took it nice and early, giving the keeper no chance at all. I’m trying to get people in the football club that young people can learn from and Jermaine is certainly one.”

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