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Woods: "We Are Really Disappointed"

28 October 2017

First Team News

Woods: "We Are Really Disappointed"

28 October 2017

Calum Woods was disappointed with the 3-2 defeat to Brentford, North End's first defeat at home this season.

The defender, who primarily plays at right back, was brought in at centre back after Alex Neil was forced to shuffle his defence after Ben Davies was out with appendicitus.

Davies, who had surgery to remove his appendix earlier today, became the latest in a line of defensive casualties for North End.

On the defeat this afternoon, Woods said: 

"We are really disappointed with the outcome of the game, I did think that we had chances to win the game and either team could have actually won the game but unfortunately today is was Brentford who got the three points.

"We did have chances, we conceded a few sloppy goals so it's disappointing.

"We were on top at times in the game, there were period where we were on top and then when they were on top. That's when we needed to take our chances and just after we scored our second to equalise, we conceded a third which was very disappointing to concede so soon. We got ourselves back in the game and then conceeded the goal.

"We knew Brentford are a good side, but the game was there for the taking for us. We know how good we are as a team and we feel like we could have taken all three points today and on another day I think we would have.

It was the first defeat on home soil for Alex Neil, but North End will be looking to bounce back quickly with the visit of Aston Villa on Wednesday night.

Looking ahead to the game, the defender continued: "The home form has been really good this season, it's disappointing to lose any game but we have another game on Wednesday and we will come back and look to bounce back. Then we've got another game on Saturday so there's a good chance to get six points this week.

"We need to pick ourselves up and go again. We will have a rest tomorrow and then prepare for the game on Wednesday."

North End will be without Paul Huntington on Wednesday night, who will serve a one-match ban after picking up his fifth booking of the season.

Alex Neil will be once again forced to change his defence, and Woods, who was played out of position today, feels whoever comes in will do their bit: "I've played there a couple of times, I was put in there and just tried to do a good job for the team and unfortunately we didn't get the result which we are disappointed again.

"We're in it together, we've got depth in the team, obviously we've got a couple of players out and Hunts will be missing Wednesday so whoever comes in to play I'm sure will do a job and hopefully we can get a result on Wednesday."

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