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Ardley - We Lacked Quality Against Mansfield

Manager Neal Ardley has said that Wimbledon simply lacked quality in the loss yesterday to Mansfield and he was very disappointed with the manner of the one nil loss.

Speaking to the Official Site following the game Ardley was quick to say that we just lacked quality in the final third as we mustered two shots on target over the course of 90 minutes, but despite head injuries to Darren Jones and George Francomb in the game, he stopped short of criticising their robust approach to the game.

'It's a real disappointment, but the lads had a go and they battled hard. We knew it was going to be physical and they would go route one. They made it hard, but we lacked quality when we did get it in the right areas. We made the wrong decisions. George Francomb had a great chance early in the second half and if anyone should be full of confidence it should be him, but that's the story of the day.'

Ardley goes on to say that we were doing nothing but chasing the game following their seventh minute opener and the really frustrating thing for him is at full time he can't 'remember them looking like troubling us' and we've gone on to lose one nil through 'one rubbish goal.'

Ardley clearly has some anger about our opponents following the game, but he does do his best to try and hide it - or maybe it's just me?

'We have to take it on the chin. It was a horrible game on a bobbly pitch against a team that were never going to play through midfield at all. They were big and strong and credit to them. I'm not going to say anything against them. They got an early goal and held on for the rest of the game.'

The gaffer goes on to say that he felt as the game drew on that we would get the leveller but again that's where the lack of quality in the final third came as we just didn't get enough on target and we certainly didn't test their goalkeeper enough.

One positive that he can take from the game though that he feels will stand us in good stead between now and the end of the campaign was the performance of new loanee Kwesi Appiah.

The Crystal Palace striker only moved to us a few days ago and was making his debut and the manager thought it was an encouraging debut where he did show the threat we hoped we'd be getting from him.

'He needs a bit of match sharpness because he had a couple of weeks at Palace out with a niggle. Kwesi is coming back from that and hopefully he will get better with games and help take us where we want to go.'

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Date:Sunday March 30 2014

Time: 11:02PM

 

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