Bolton gave it a go but were ultimately toothless, an opening that could have easily been cut and pasted from a previous post, as their long winless run continued after a 1-0 defeat at home to Leeds.
It wasn’t too much for a lack of effort, particularly after half-time we got stuck in a bit, but ultimately we failed to have a shot on target all afternoon and neither of our strikers that were deployed over the course of the afternoon managed to even have a shot of some sort. The best chances came when Craig Noone let an effort fly from range before we went behind to Patrick Bamford’s strike, while Jack Hobbs had an effort cleared away after that.
The goal was disappointing too, despite it coming from a good move and good finish. It was effectively a counter-attack after Will Buckley failed to do anything in a good position, undoubtedly not helped by a lack of players up with him, but still, Jack Clarke was able to get the ball off him and travel back down the pitch unchallenged.
We could have a penalty as well when a Leeds player came across Craig Noone. Many in the ground wanted it, still looking at the replays it’s hard to work out whether it definitely should have been, maybe one day we will get one of the decisions go our way.
After two narrow defeats, we no have two games where we have a good a chance as any to stop the rut, Brentford are a mess and Rotherham should be one of those games at home we need to win. Whether we will though is a different matter.