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We had to take one of our chances

26 December 2016

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Owen Coyle was left to bemoan poor finishing as Rovers went down 2-0 to Barnsley at Oakwell.

The Lancastrians recovered well from Sam Winnall's early opener, but couldn't make their chances count.

Reduced to ten men late on when Darragh Lenihan saw red, Rovers still pushed for an equaliser, but they were caught in added time when substitute Marley Watkins made the points safe for the Tykes.

"It is disappointing to lose any game, there is no getting away from that," Coyle told Rovers PlayerHD.

"After the last few results that we have had we wanted to come here and be positive and look to win the game. 

"The conditions weren't great, Barnsley had the wind in the first half, but there is no pressure on the ball for their goal and the boy has put his header in the corner.

"We picked ourselves up and with the chances that we've created in that first half period we really should have gone in in front let alone behind.

"Then in the second half Barnsley were always a threat on the counter-attack because we were always pushing forward, and again we had chances.

"As the manager I take the responsibility and the accountability. There is no doubt that we are putting in the heart and effort, we created loads of chances in the game but we've come off the wrong side of the result and we are left with no points today."

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