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30 August 2014

Butterfield disappointed with Watford defeat

Jacob Butterfield says that Town only have themselves to blame after losing 4-2 at Watford this afternoon.

He explained: “I’m gutted, because we’ve done all the hard work. We were alright in the first-half and we did well in the second to get it back to 2-2, at which point they down to ten men. We’ve shot ourselves in the foot really. 

“We might think that we’ve done ok and that we’re unlucky, but we’ve only got ourselves to blame. We’ve switched off and it’s killed us. It’s disappointing. 

“We had all the momentum after doing brilliantly to get back in that position, but we’ve switched off. It’s a mistake and it’s cost us, which is disappointing. Those little five percents are why we’re getting no points, which we need to address.

“Goals like their fourth happen sometimes when you’re throwing men forward and it didn’t matter to us if it was 3-2 or 4-2 – we were out to get the equaliser. That’s one of those things. The third goal was the critical one as it gave them hope after we had knocked the stuffing out of them. We gave the momentum straight back to them. 

“With an extra man, it is usual to have the most of the ball and we did create some chances. Unfortunately we weren’t good enough to take them. 

“I don’t want to be too negative because they are a lot of positives, but in the last two games we’ve done really well and only got one point when we should have four or six. 

“There are some good footballers here; we’ve got a good team. However, being a good footballing team doesn’t always get you points. You have to take responsibility and be ruthless in both boxes – things like taking responsibility when defending corners. That’s something we need to work on. If we can do that, we’ll be fine.”

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