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Holloway: "Defeat Difficult To Take"

23 February 2013


Ian Holloway was left frustrated after seeing his Eagles side slip to defeat at Sheffield Wednesday, their ninth game in a row without a win on their travels.

Leroy Lita's goal was the difference between the sides but Holloway thought that his side deserved at least a point having enjoyed the majority of the play during the second half.

Post-match, he said: "I'm finding it difficult to take that, I thought that we were much better in the second half but fair play to them, they're on a good run and caused us all sorts of problems by closing us down and pressing us and we didn't seem to get into our passing rhythm. In he second half we settled down and it looked as though that if anyone was going to score it would have been us but unfortunately that wasn't the way it turned out.

"It's an unpredictable league, I think Reading were sixth this time last year but we have to get our away form sorted out as we haven't won since Peterborough and that was thanks to two late goals coming from behind. There's no reason why we can't win away, if you read the stats we were pretty comfortable but we didn't turn it into a goal.

"It was just the last pass that let us down but if I'm upset with anything it was the ease of the cross that came in for the goal .You have to stop crosses but we backed off him and let him cross it. We'll learn from that and move on, but it gets desperate at this stage of the season and I think we looked desperate in the end and lost all structure which you can never do."

See the full press conference from Hillsborough on Palace Player on Monday morning.

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