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Warnock: You Can't Fault Our Effort

4 October 2014

Neil Warnock reflected on a disappointing result but certainly didn't head back south downhearted. 

"Yes to lose the game is disappointing but I can't fault the effort but we probably needed a little more belief at times. 

"When we went a goal behind we had our best spell of the game but I need to see that before we are in that situation.

“I can’t criticise, I thought them playing at home and they change things around was a compliment to what they thought of us. 

"I’m disappointed with one or two things but I can’t fault the effort, you could all see that was certainly there.

Neil was disappointed with a couple of incidents during the game that he thought went unpunished whilst members of his side got cautioned by referee, Mike Dean.  

“I had to take Fraizer Campbell off after he had been cautioned for a number of fouls which were silly but in the first minute he gets body checked outside the box, which for me is a yellow card.

“And then just before half-time the elbow from Michael Dawson – I’ve seen red cards given for less than that and the ref doesn’t see that but he sees all the little niggles that poor old Fraizer gets booked for.

"He shouldn’t be able to lead like that, it is always going to be dangerous play. It seems it is OK the for the ref to see the pulling of shirts but the elbows are the ones you've got to spot, and he is one of our top referees. I can't understand it."

“I think he should be in a position to see elbows like that and know when it is not an accident."

In a game that didn't have many clear cut chances the opening goal was always going to be a turning point.

"The first goal was always going to be vital and we didn't take our chances. If my players can continue to give me what they gave today then I can't complain. 

"I've just left a disappointed dressing room and that is how it should be, when you lose a game of football at this level, you are all disappointed and that's how my lads feel."

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