Scottish international discusses the Watford defeat
Defender Paul Dixon told htafc.com that the side has to learn to deal with set-backs after the comprehensive 4-0 npower Championship defeat at Watford this afternoon.
Town matched their Play-Off chasing hosts for the majority of the opening 45 minutes, but a disputed penalty given against Calum Woods gave Gianfranco Zola’s side the advantage – and Town had no answer as they turned the screw in the second half.
“It was never a penalty,” Dixon explained to the Club’s official website. “We did alright first half, but that decision went against us and ultimately it’s affected us. We went out in the second-half, didn’t perform well enough and lost another three goals.
“You can try and put days like this behind you, but you’ve got to learn from them. We really need to learn from this fast, because it’s happened a couple of times before this season before today; Millwall and Leicester being the outstanding ones.
“I don’t know what it is, but when we lose goals it seems to affect us. We need to stop letting goals affect us and work hard to get back into games when we concede first.”
The former Dundee man feels there is only one thing that will get the Terriers out of the current 12 game winless streak in the League – hard work.
“First and foremost we have to work hard – that is the only way you can get out of situations like this. Hopefully the rest will come if we work hard.”
Dixon and co take a break from the League next weekend when they host Leicester City in the Fourth Round of the FA Cup and he hopes they can use a positive result in that game as a springboard to better things.
“It’s always nice to play in the FA Cup. Obviously for me before this season I have played in the Scottish cups, but it’s great. It takes us away from the League for a week but if we can get a win next week, I hope that will kick-start our League season again.”