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Dougie Freedman on Derby defeat

27 September 2014

Manager says he and his side must not dwell on home defeat against Derby

Dougie Freedman says he and his side cannot afford to dwell on their home defeat against Derby County and must now look 

Chris Martin’s goals either side of half time were the difference as an impressive Derby side left Macron Stadium with all three points.

And speaking after the final whistle, the manager admitted Wanderers’ approach to the game should have been different.

“I’ve got to take some responsibility for the way we decided to set the team up,” he said after the final whistle. “We tried to out-football Derby and that simply didn’t work.”

“That said, we can’t keep making silly individual errors that ultimately end up costing us goals.

“Derby are a very good side and they should be playing in the Premier League after their performances last season. There’s no doubt about it, they’ll be up there come the end of the season.

“They were the better team and deserved their win.

“We understand the frustration right now. 

“We still have the fight in us, make no mistake about that. We’ll be right back at it on Monday morning ready to go again in preparation for our game at Fulham on Wednesday.

“The good thing is we’ve got games coming thick and fast. It’s an important period for the club, no doubting that, but it’s an opportunity to pick up a couple of wins and climb up the league table.”

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