Manager Nathan Jones felt his team did enough to get a result against Swansea City this afternoon and was positive after the 2-0 defeat at the Liberty Stadium.
The Swans struck in the second minute and once again late on, in between Matty Pearson earning a second yellow card midway through the second period.
But despite the second successive weekend defeat in South Wales, the gaffer was upbeat on reflection of the 90 minutes.
“It purely flattered them two-nil. One is really later after we were chasing the game when we had as many attackers as I could have possibly brought on the pitch.
“But I thought apart from the first minute and a half, we were outstanding. Deflected shot, that can happen sometimes, but we’ve had the better chances, more possession, we pressed, I thought we were excellent, I really, really do.”
“I’m proud of the performance, it’s difficult to say you are proud of the performance when you lost 2-0 but that doesn’t tell the story of what has happened today.”
On Pearson’s sending-off, Jones added: “It’s a high foot but let’s not talk about the referee because the referee, his performance was no where near the level of my teams’ performance today so let’s leave it at that.
“We’ve been punished, outside of the box with two shots but everything else, we were excellent, we really, really were. That is the frustrating thing, because we deserved more from the game today, but you’ve got to take your chances. If you have an opportunity four yards out, you have to put it in.
“It’s an open goal, you just literally put it in and Luke would normally put that in 100 times out of 100, somehow it didn’t. We hit the post, had one off the line, Harry Cornick had a chance late on, if he gets in there earlier, he scores.
“In terms of level of performance, I’m very, very pleased but it’s difficult to say that when you have just lost two-nil.”