Manager pleased with effort

Manager Dougie Freedman shares his thoughts after Tuesday evening's clash with Derby County

Wanderers fought back from a goal down in a tempestuous affair against Derby County at the Reebok, with Chris Eagles’ strike shortly before half time ensuring that the Whites secured a hard-earned point.

Speaking after the final whistle, the manager explained that he was pleased with the effort put in by his side during the course of the clash and firmly believes that it will only be a matter of time before the team’s performances result in three points.

“I think anyone who came to the game tonight can see that it is a very frustrating time for us,” admitted Freedman. “I think our approach play has been fantastic and we played some wonderful stuff. 

“We’re getting enough chances under our belts, but we’re just not taking them - if you don’t score enough goals, you’re going to get punished and that’s what’s been happening to us.

“I think that’s two games at home we’ve had more of the play and more opportunities, but we’ve got to keep on going. 

“We just need to keep on working hard, but there’s certainly suggestions there that we’re more than capable of winning football matches in this division.”

“Sometimes in football you don’t get your rewards and that’s what’s happening to us. We’ve got to stick together, keep on doing what we’ve done and things will soon change.”

Looking ahead to the weekend trip to Brighton, the manager revealed that the side are already raring to go and are looking to go one better than last season’s stalemate at the Amex Stadium.

“We’re looking forward to it - if I had my way, we’d play tomorrow night," he said. "As I keep on saying, the way we’ve been performing most of this season, especially at home, there’s not a lot in these games. 

“We just seem to be not getting the rub of the green at times - we just need to keep on working and looking forward to games.”

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