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Watch | Nathan Jones reacts to defeat against Middlesbrough

NJ spoke pitchside following the slender loss against Boro...

16 December 2020

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Manager Nathan Jones chose to focus on the positives following the 1-0 defeat against Middlesbrough in the Sky Bet Championship this evening.

Chuba Akpom scored the only goal of the match in the 52nd minute but drama arose later in the half as Town were denied a goal from the penalty spot after James Collins double-kicked his effort from 12 yards.

Immediately after the match, the gaffer was asked about the decision straight away, to which he answered: “I think he has touched it twice, so it is the right decision.

“It was a tough game tonight because they are a front-footed side but I thought we were excellent. We curtailed everything they did and it was a really good away performance.

“I asked for a little bit more tempo just after half-time so that we could create a little bit more but we didn’t and we allowed them to come on to us a little bit and that’s how we conceded.

“We had to change, we did, and we were immediately on the front foot. We got a penalty, should score those Collo, he usually scores those and it is unfortunate. That was really the turning point, I think if we had scored there, we could have gone on and won the game.

“We’ve not been in any danger, that’s the frustrating thing. A game of not much quality, a lot of endeavour and I thought we matched them all over. It’s just two moments where we didn’t defend well enough and didn’t take a penalty well enough cost us tonight.”


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