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Lee Johnson's Wigan Reaction

19 December 2015

Barnsley Head Coach Lee Johnson gave his post-match analysis following the Reds’ 2-0 defeat against Wigan Athletic.


Johnson felt that given the way his side started, they deserved at least a point and were unfortunate to come away from the match empty handed.


He said: “I’m obviously disappointed not to get a result. I thought in the first 20 minutes we really took the game to them and came out strong.


“They beat us on the day fair and square and it’s not acceptable, you can never accept losing at home but sometimes you have to appreciate the opposition had got the better of us, just like we did them a fortnight ago.”


“I thought our lads gave it a really good go, we didn’t quite have the quality on the day but I thought the game became too stretched for both teams and whoever scored first would make it easier to stay compact.


“We were disappointed to concede but we didn’t quite produce on the day.”


Yanic Wildschut scored the second goal for Wigan and Johnson felt his side switched off and could have done more to prevent conceding.


“It was a poor decision and there are no excuses for that goal. Even if there were we should play to the whistle. It’s an individual error.


“When we concede a goal like that it frustrates people, no one more so than me. But I’m still positive that we can turn it around,” he added.


With a busy Christmas period coming up for the Reds, Johnson is confident of picking up crucial points over the next few matches.


He said: “There are always big games and they are ones where if we put the right performance in then we can pick up points.


“It’s always disappointing when we lose at home but it might help us playing away in the next game and we’ll go to Bury looking to pick up maximum points.”


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