Ream: Back-to-back wins failure an issue with players

First published in Sport The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , chief football writer

TIM Ream is at a loss to explain Wanderers’ inability to string results together.

The US defender admits the wait for back-to-back victories, which stretches back to March, has now become an issue within the dressing room.

The latest chance was passed up at Leeds United yesterday, where despite controlling the game for long periods, the Whites ended up on the wrong end of a 1-0 scoreline.

“We are getting the performances, we are getting the chances and apart from the Peterborough game, we have knuckled down defensively,” he said.

“For some reason or other we can’t put two wins together and that’s the monkey on our back, right now.

“We are putting a lot of pressure on ourselves to try and get that second win in a row to put a string of games together. But it’s not happening for us.

“In order to get a streak going you need to win more than one game and it’s one of those things everyone knows.

“It’s not been discussed but we know if we are to start moving up the table we have got to put some wins together.”

Ream summed up another desperately disappointing afternoon at Elland Road, which leaves Wanderers in 16th and eight points off the play-offs.

“When you limit them to very few chances and to give up a penalty and not get anything ourselves; it’s one of the most frustrating feelings there is.

“Not coming away with three points is tough to take.

“Apart from a couple of games, the performances have been there. We had many chances to put the ball in the net but we just can’t put two wins together.”

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