Date: 1st March 2015 at 5:36pm
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Manager Chris Hughton has said that he thought a point a piece would’ve been fair from our game yesterday against Bolton Wanderers.

Speaking to the Official Site following the one nil loss, the gaffer explained that he didn’t feel much separated the sides on the day.

‘I’m disappointed because I didn’t think there was much better both sides and if I look at how many genuine saves Stockdale had to make there wasn’t many at all. I certainly didn’t think we had done enough to win the game, but I also feel it is a game we shouldn’t have lost.’

The main problem in terms of our performance for the gaffer was the fact that he didn’t feel we used the ball sensibly enough or did enough with it when we had possession.

‘We just didn’t use the ball well enough. I thought we got into some really good positions in the first half when we broke but it was about that final pass. We certainly didn’t have fewer opportunities in front of goal than they did but probably the one bit of quality in the game was shown by Clough, and it is a super goal. We have played a lot of games recently, as everyone has, but probably the spark we have had in the last couple of games just wasn’t there.’

With defeat comes an end to our four game unbeaten run and that was another disappointment for the gaffer on the day, especially again as he felt a draw and a point was the fair outcome.

‘It is frustrating to see our unbeaten run end because I didn’t feel it was a game we should have lost. I don’t think anybody seeing the game would have seen a lot of difference between the two sides but they got the goal that counted. If you look at some of the shots we had going towards goal they have got a lot of blocks in. We are two teams in difficult positions and it was what you expect, a team fighting to do better and fighting to get results and they did it just a little bit better than us.’

The Argus also carry a few quotes from the gaffer where he talks about players who will be out of contract in the summer, including Inigo Calderon, and he admitted that obviously the club are well aware of the situation and decisions and initial conversations are ‘ongoing’ on that score.

‘That’s ongoing. Thee are situations that we are obviously very aware of. Sometimes it’s simpler if you have got a manager that was here at the start of the season that’s still here at the end of the season. When you have a change halfway through that manager has to assess where we are with each player. A small part is thinking about next season but it can only be a small part. By far the largest part is to make sure we secure our position in this league, then look to build from there.’

A mix of still assessing the group and then knowing for sure which division we will be in to reflect the offer in negotiations no doubt.

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