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2 April 2013

Boss proud of his players’ display

Mark Robins was frustrated after his side fell to a narrow defeat at Bolton, but said that he was proud of his players.

Town saw a number of efforts flash wide and shots blocked as a Chris Eagles goal left them in the relegation zone.

“I am frustrated that we haven’t picked a point up, at least,” said Mark. “I am proud of the way that the players played; they gave everything and passed the ball really well.

“It took us a little bit of time to grow into the game, but when we did we created chance after chance and I thought that Scannell (Sean) and Ward (Danny) looked very dangerous. We passed the ball well in the middle of the park; Oscar’s (Gobern) presence in there was key for us. I thought we dominated the game from start to finish and just one mistake has cost us.

“If we perform like that from now until the end of the season I don’t think we will have a problem.”

The Terriers were supported well at the Reebok and Mark thanked the fans who made the short journey west.

“The fans supported the lads superbly tonight and we need more of that because of the situation that we find ourselves. The league is unbelievable; after beating Leeds we were five points clear and then after losing one we dropped into the relegation zone. Tonight wasn’t going to be a season defining game, though.”

Town’s Peter Clarke was caught in possession for Bolton’s goal with Eagles supplying the finishing touch.

“Peter has tried to play and keep the ball in, but I am not going to place the blame on him because he has made some superb blocks tonight. Everyone knows what he is like and at this moment in time he is devastated. He gives everything for the cause.”

Clarke had earlier hit the bar and after going behind Scannell, Ward and Jermaine Beckford all saw goalbound shots blocked.

“We hit everything. We hit things early, we hit things well and with power, but they have either made good blocks or there ‘keeper has made a good save. Shots were flying across the goalmouth and I don’t know how Vaughany (James) hasn’t scored tonight.”

Jack Hunt limped off early in the first half and was replaced by the tenacious Calum Woods.

“It is too early to say with regards to his injury, but he said that he hurt hamstring.”

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