Date: 15th April 2015 at 9:00pm
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Manager Chris Hughton has described himself as being ‘exasperated’ with the scoreless draw with Huddersfield last night.

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With a number of things coming out of the game that were disappointing, such as the draw and the leg break of Joao Teixeira, speaking about the match specifically to the Official Site Hughton couldn’t believe we didn’t take victory on the evening.

‘It was frustrating. I think our endeavour – certainly in that first half period – was there. We showed an intent to try and break them down and got a lot of crosses in during that first ten or 15 minutes. The endeavour was there to solve the problem we have, but it was a frustrating evening in that it was the same as recent weeks; we were not able to get the real good opportunities that we need, particularly at this stage of the season.’

Hughton went on to praise Huddersfield for their own efforts as they were tight, resolute and certainly made life difficult for us by getting bodies behind the ball and defending with intent.

‘As the game opened up we also had to be careful that we didn’t lose. They have that bit of pace with the two up front and they caused us some problems, so we had to make sure that we didn’t give them those opportunities. Arguably if I look at the chances, we had a couple of very good chances, for Calde and Greg Halford in that first half but they had one towards the end and we were also reliant on Stocky making a very good save as well.’

Of course another clean sheet is a positive and Hughton acknowledged that, but the disappointment with missing that final piece of quality to turn a game in our favour and finish of a chance was at the fore front of his thoughts again.

‘At the moment we are lacking that little bit of confidence, that little bit of guile and that little bit of quality that you need to get goals. We need somebody to produce something, a through-ball or a good run; somebody producing something out of nothing. We all want to be winning games and getting the results that we need to get and the only way that you can do that is by getting goals.’

As for survival, Hughton maintains we are in control of our own destiny on that score and he knows that was the case irrespective of the result last night, so on that front he’s not too disappointed but clearly we need to show improvement to finish strongly now.

‘It remains in our hands, and that would have been the case irrespective of the result last night. That is the way that you have to look at it. If you rely on other teams, then that makes it very difficult, particularly with our form and our inability to score goals at the moment. We have to make sure that we dust ourselves down and go to Wigan and get a result. Our approach in every single one of these games has been the same. We need to find that formula to win games and it will be no different against Wigan.’

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