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9 March 2013

Scottish left back laments bad start

Town left back Paul Dixon believes the Terriers never recovered from the poor goal they conceded in the opening stages to Charlton Athletic this afternoon.

“It wasn’t good. We let a stupid goal in and we never recovered from it,” the Scottish international said of Callum Harriott’s fourth minute opener.

“The goal was so simple – nobody picked their lad up on the edge of the box and that gave him a free shot, from which he scored the goal. Everybody has their own man to pick up – it’s sorted before the game – so somebody has not done their job.”

Town did have chances to restore parity in the scoreline, but never hit the performance levels reached during Tuesday night’s win over Middlesbrough.

“We made plenty of chances, but the pitch didn’t help – it’s so hard. We just have to get on with it though,” Dixon continued.

“The boys are shattered too; we’ve had a lot of Saturday-Tuesday games in successive weeks and I think that maybe it told today. I don’t think there was much energy there and the boys were feeling leggy, which didn’t help either.”

Paul is now looking forward to a week of recovery and training ahead of next Saturday’s big West Yorkshire derby against Leeds United at Elland Road.  

“We’ve got a week to recover and then we’ll go again against Leeds. As it is a derby, it will be a good game to bounce back with. We’ll be looking to get a good result.”

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