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Kevin McNaughton on the importance of bouncing back

10 August 2014

Defender offers this thoughts following Wanderers' reverse at Vicarage Road

With Wanderers having suffered an opening day defeat against Watford on Saturday afternoon, Kevin McNaughton has stressed the importance of ensuring that the team do not dwell on the result against the Hornets.

First half strikes from Troy Deeney and Matej Vydra ensured that the Whites were left chasing a two-goal deficit at the break, with substitute Fernando Forestieri’s late effort ensuring that the Vicarage Road outfit ran out comfortable winners.

Speaking to the club following the game in Hertfordshire, the defender admitted that although he and his teammates were left disappointed at the final whistle, Wanderers’ main objective remains in bouncing back as soon as possible.

“We didn’t do ourselves any favours with the way we played in the first half,” said the 31-year-old. “We gave them a foothold in the game and didn’t play well at all - defensively, we made too many mistakes and conceded two very cheap goals really.

“We’ve worked hard over pre-season to get our shape right for the start of the season and it’s been undone with two early chances they had – it was too easy for them and that’s the really disappointing thing.”

He continued: “The second half was better and we caused a few problems, but when you give teams a two goal start, you give yourselves a mountain to climb really, especially away from home.

“Hopefully this result will be a wake-up call for everybody in the squad as we go into our next game – we need to bounce back and that’s the objective right now.”

Watch Kevin’s full post-match interview by clicking on the video below.

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