Despite a narrow 2-1 defeat at Rotherham this afternoon, manager Graham Westley was quick to praise his hardworking side.
He told Boro Player, “There were a lot of positive signs. We were composed in possession of the ball and worked the ball well and intelligently. There were some very good performances. Jimmy Smith was exceptional in the middle of the park, got us playing and worked the ball exceptionally well.”
The opening goal was controversial in Boro’s eyes with Westley and his team adamant a foul had been committed in the build-up to Wes Thomas’ strike.
“It’s a shame two mistakes have cost us, albeit I look at my goalkeeper and think 'you’ve got to deal with that differently, you’ve got to deal with that more aggressively, you’ve got to come and punch it'. He can probably rightly say 'I’ve got the ball in my hands and Revell has simply jumped at me'. I think he’s got a fair case there.
“Nine times out of 10, 99 times out of 100, let’s be honest if it was at the other end I don’t think we’d have been expecting to see the goal given. Decisions can make a difference but there’s no point moaning about those.
“It was a day when we put a lot it. In the first half we didn’t get what we deserved. Over 90 mins we didn’t get what we deserved.”
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