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Johnson's Notts County Reaction

14 April 2015

Reds Head Coach Lee Johnson caught up with the press after his side's 1-1 draw at Notts County this evening.

"I thought we should have been away, we should have won the game," said Johnson.

"We've hit the post, we've hit the bar, they should have had a sending off. Jabo should have probably scored that one-on-one with the 'keeper. We've well been in the game. Key things happen and you've got to take advantage but we didn't for some reason. To be fair to them they kept going - they're fighting for their lives.

"You've got to beware the wounded animal, if you like. They're always going to throw caution to the wind. We had enough breaks that we should have done better with.

"The boys worked ever so hard to get back in and earned the right to break. For a 15-minute spell in the second half, we didn't have that calmness of mind really to be able to flip from defence to attack. 

"Tangs (Nyatanga) has been superb and was good today. There's no doubt we're a touch short. We're doing pretty well to stay in there - in games - then we seem to go a little bit. Whether that be fatigue, tactical awareness or nouse we've talked about before. Today we soaked up a bit too much pressure. 

"Should I put two up-front? We've tried that before but the fact is our wingers can't do the job properly. It's a fine line between getting pressure on the ball and making sure you block up good central areas.

"I still think we did well enough to win the game in the first 60 minutes.

"There were some decent performances in there and a couple that need improving in my opinion.

"We begin the build for next year now. We want to win games and we'll go into the end of the season wanting to win games."

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