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DAVIDS: WE WERE POOR

18 March 2013

Despite a poor performance the head-coach is staying positive

Edgar Davids focussed on the positives following Saturday’s disappointing 3-2 defeat to Accrington Stanley.

The Bees started slowly and were punished by a clinical Accrington side who were 3-0 up inside 35 minutes courtesy of a Lee Molyneux hat-trick.  

Elliot Johnson pulled one back on the stroke of half time and Ross Jenkins scored a superb overhead kick in the second half but the Bees were unable to convert a result altering third.

Davids was pleased with the way his side responded but admitted that they have to improve and learn from the defeat.

“There were a lot of positive things but the bottom line is that we have to eliminate the errors. Those are the important lessons.

“You think at 3-0 the game is over but we came back and we nearly got the equaliser.”

Saturday wasn't the first time the Bees have started slowly in recent weeks; against York City and Burton Albion they found themselves 1-0 down in less than 10 minutes and Davids conceded they need to be quicker out of the blocks.

“We need to start immediately and not after 30 minutes. We also need to commit fewer errors than our opponents.”

Regarding his sending off Davids added: "We will have to try and appeal on that one, I did not make the foul it was another player who committed the foul."

However, the Dutchman believes that it could have been avoided if the Bees had performed to a higher standard, adding that complacency may have also factored into the equation. 

“We were poor but so was the linesman on that occasion. But you don’t give them the opportunity to influence the game that much if you play well.

“When I came in we were so far behind but we have fought back into the battle, we got into 18th place and maybe we got a little bit comfortable.

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