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Holloway: We Can Take Positives

14 September 2013

Ian Holloway kept his views to himself post match when asked for comments on the penalty decision that had a major impact on the game with his side reduced in numbers. He had to watch the game from the stand today following his two match ban and fine imposed by the Football Association. 

"I can't make anything of the penalty incident, my opinion doesn't count, I realise that now and I have to look at what led to it and that saw one of our passes go astray. I think in the early stages of the game we got carried away by the occasion a little bit. We gave the ball to Ashley Young and what happened after that you will have to judge for yourselves. 

"I can only talk about what happened after that, we settled down and did very well in the second half and it is a little bit frustrating for me that we didn't start the game as free as we were in the second half. 

"We are at a stage where we are trying to build and we must learn how to deal with an occasion like this. Without the ball we did well, we limited them to very little but with the ball we were not very good in the first half an hour but I think if Dwight Gayle had taken his chance you would have seen a lot more belief come through from my side.

"I think overall it has been a really positive day for us and we can move on from here knowing that we can take a lot from our day's work."

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