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'A clean sheet is something we can definitely build on'

Goalkeeper Daniel Bentley pleased with shutout in draw with Wanderers

26 August 2017

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Daniel Bentley was pleased to keep a clean sheet in Saturday's draw with Wolves, despite admitting that he wanted a better result. The goalkeeper spoke to iFollow after the final whistle went at Griffin Park.

"We went in with the mentality that it would be a tough game," said Dan. "It was a tough game physically, and tactically, the boys have all come off knackered now. For us to get a clean sheet is a good positive.

"It's about time to be fair. I'm one who hates conceding goals, which I've documented before. I'm not a fan of conceding goals at all, which is pretty standard for any keeper, but I've got a real passionate hate for it. Today we got the clean sheet, it wasn't to be for the win and that would've been the icing on the cake. A clean sheet is something we can definitely build on."

Reflecting on the match, Dan saw an even contest unfolding in front of him.

"I think it was fairly even," said Dan. "We probably had the lion's share of the chances to be honest, Neal had a few chances, as did Flo when he came on. On another day we are a bit more clinical, we could've put the game to bed 2-0.

"On the other hand, I had a bit to do and they had a couple of chances as well. I think 0-0 is probably a fair result on reflection. We aim to win, that's what we want but it just wasn't to be."

The players now break for a round of international fixtures, giving Dan a chance to relax and take some time to himself before the Championship gets underway again.

"The boys have worked hard," said Dan. "Results haven't gone our way and we haven't picked up as many points as we'd have liked but it's not for want of trying. We've played well in games but just haven't had the rub of the green, the ruthlessness at the back or the clincal touch up front.

"The break comes at a good time for us, off the back of a fairly good performance from us today.

"The boys can now go away, recharge and have some time away from each other and spend time with their families. I'm sure we'll come back raring to go for thew Aston Villa game."

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