Freedman shrugs off Wanderers' spot kick defeat to Tranmere
DOUGIE Freedman refused to be entirely downbeat after watching his side crash out of the Capital One Cup on penalties at Tranmere Rovers.
Andre Moritz and Alex Baptiste saw spot kicks saved by Owain Fon Williams at Prenton Park, following a disappointing 1-1 draw over 120 minutes.
Freedman – who had made eight changes on the night - saw his side have three goals disallowed after Jermaine Beckford had finally equalised Cole Stockton’s earlier effort.
But the manager reckons bad choices around the penalty box were to blame for the Whites’ exit at the hands of the League One side.
“There were a couple of things around their box – decision making – that let us down in the end,” he said. “I had rotated my squad and had to see exactly what I had in it. There were positives because one or two of the younger players came in, and I thought Matt Mills and Tyrone Mears did well and stuck at it.
“I was disappointed in losing the match but I thought our approach play was good. It was just that decision making that let us down.
“Tranmere stuck at it, took good penalties and good luck to them.”