‘All three goals were avoidable’

Darren Moore was left “bitterly disappointed” with the goals Wednesday conceded as we slumped to a 3-2 defeat at Oxford.

The Owls boss praised the quality of our two goals but said of those conceded at the other end: “We look back at Oxford’s three goals and they were all avoidable.

“The concentration levels weren’t there. Why? I don’t know. I’m not sure. They were three poor, avoidable goals for us to concede. You can’t give teams goals like that.

“They’ve not had to work for it … we’ve lost the game.”
He added: “We conceded the three goals at poor times in the game as well, the first being before half time after a break in play.

“Josh Windass came on and scored a great goal but a minute later we conceded again – another crucial time. It was then a lack of concentration once more near the end for their third goal.

“I was happy with our general play, intensity off the ball and work rate. I was happy with the way we controlled the game and fashioned chances but I am bitterly disappointed and frustrated because we are talking about goals we have conceded today that we felt were avoidable.

“It is not just the defenders. It’s all over the pitch. We lost the game as a team today through lapses in concentration.”

The Oxford defeat was our third reverse in the last four games and with 10 matches now to come in the next 32 days – seven of them at Hillsborough – Moore said: “We have got a real busy month in February with eight games. We will certainly have to find the consistency because it is two games a week. There are a lot of points up for grabs.”

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