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Holmes: Came Down To The Two Boxes

24 November 2012

PNE.Com speaks to left winger Lee Holmes following Saturday’s game at Leyton Orient.

“We know where we are as a squad and as a team but we have to learn from this and create what we intend to at Preston.”

With the target still clear for Holmes and his team mates, the former Southampton man said: “We have Gillingham next week in the FA Cup now so that is the most important game now and we will be looking to get back to winning ways.

Learning the lessons from today’s game, North End will take a two week break from League One duty with two cup ties coming up against Gillingham and Bury in the FA Cup and JPT respectively.

“We created a number of good chances, they have put their chances away, they didn’t have too many chances but they were 2-0 winners. We did have some good chances but we didn’t put them away which is frustrating and we are going to have to become more ruthless.”

“It was difficult to kick on from there, it is disappointing because we felt we had far and away enough to come here and get the three points but we walk away with nothing.

“We will take the positives from today; we will also learn from our mistakes and move on. We had a spell that we dominated but it wasn’t a big enough spell.  We needed to dominate the game for a longer period but we only dominated for a short period.

Holmes said: “We are very disappointed, there is not much I can say, it came down to the two boxes, what we did in their box and what they did in ours. We needed to be more clinical in their box and more ruthless in trying to keep it out of ours.

Holmes, played the full 90 minutes against the O’s, told the Club’s website the North End squad are disappointed with the defeat in east London, but will take the positives away after dominating proceedings with 23 shots on goal.

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