Date: 17th March 2014 at 8:18am
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Manager Dougie Freedman has given his reaction to the two nil loss to Brighton last Saturday and admitted he felt it was just one of those days for Bolton.

A goal in each half from Will Buckley gave Brighton all three points, but we did have a goal disallowed by Joe Mason when we trailed by only one, but once they went two clear it was effectively game over.

Speaking to the Official Site Freedman admitted that on the day we did lose to the better side, but he knows on a different day we could well have won the game.

‘At the start of the second half we were chasing that equaliser and if that had come out way the game would have taken a different path. We conceded a lot of possession against what is a very good side, though I still feel we created enough chances to win the game.’

The main frustration for the gaffer was in Mason’s disallowed goal as he states it was the wrong call and he was clearly on side and unfortunately when that happens you know ‘it wasn’t going to be out day.’

Add to that he felt that Brighton got the ‘rub of the green’ on a couple of occasions and then a two goal margin was just too much to overcome for us unfortunately.

‘We had enough chances to have taken something from the game, we’ve played a lot worse and won. It’s obviously a disappointing result given the run we’ve been on. We just came up a little bit short.’

Freedman is insistent however that the team can’t be too down about it because they have put in a lot of effort in recent weeks and sometimes that does come back to bite you and he felt that was the case on Saturday, but we need to regroup and go again and back to the performance levels we know we are capable of in our next match.

 

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