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Whitney: Post-Charlton A

22 January 2018

Jon Whitney lamented his side’s inability to take their chances as the Saddlers fell to a 3-1 defeat at play-off chasing Charlton.

An Erhun Oztumer header cancelled out Joe Aribo’s 31st-minute volley, but second-half own goals from Kory Roberts and Liam Kinsella gave the Addicks victory.

“First half, I thought we stayed in the game really well,” said Whitney.

“They are going to put you under pressure at home but I thought we were a danger on the counter with Erhun Oztumer, Tyler Roberts and Amadou Bakayoko.

“In the first 25 minutes of the second half, I thought we were the only team that looked like they were going to win it.

“But we didn’t take them chances, especially the one in the first couple of minutes [when Joe Edwards hit the bar].

“We needed to take that chance and it would have changed the game. We could have changed our tactics a little bit and frustrate them like they did to us at 2-1.

“As a neutral, it was a great game of football. There were some great passages of play from our guys and I can’t fault their application.

“We put everything into that and we need to try to take some positives.

“On most days you’ll take points from teams with that performance, and you’ll win most games with the chances we’ve created away from home.”


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