Huddersfield Town were better than Bolton Wanderers, says Mark Robins

Mark Robins berated his players for their failings at both ends of the field

Mark Robins berated his players for their failings at both ends of the field

First published in Sport

HUDDERSFIELD boss Mark Robins said a failure to take their chances was their downfall against Wanderers on Saturday.

Robins watched his side squander opportunities and be denied by a string of good saves from Adam Bogdan.

But he says if they had been more clinical, they would have avoided the sucker-punch of a late Wanderers winner which came courtesy of Joe Mason’s volley from Chung-Yong lee’s corner in added time.

Robins said: “We are too profligate with our chances.

“We dominated the match, but again we are talking about similar fragilities.

“We have failed to take chances and then have not defended a corner correctly.

“The players are assigned jobs and they haven’t done them from the corner; it is what they get paid to do. We would have been disappointed if the game had finished 0-0.

“You have to do your job but we didn’t do that, and it’s tough to take. We battered them in terms of possession but we haven’t seen the game through.

“Everybody could see that we created a lot of chances and had decent passages of play, but we needed that killer instinct. We had very good opportunities in good areas and we weren’t able to make them count, which is frustrating.”

Terriers defender Tommy Smith was also disappointed saying the defeat was ‘tough to swallow’.

The former Manchester City academy man added: “That’s a very difficult one to swallow. I thought we deserved to win the game, so to concede late on in the manner that we did – from a set-piece – was very disappointing.

“We’re all devastated, because we think we should have won today.

“I thought we defended relatively well and we had the majority of the possession, as we normally do at our ground. For that to be the case and for us then to concede from a set-piece is a bit sloppy.”

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