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'On another day we could probably have taken one or two of our chances' says John Egan

11 March 2017

Defender disappointed with defeat at Griffin Park

John Egan was disappointed with the defeat to Huddersfield Town at Griffin Park on Saturday afternoon. The Irishman spoke to Bees Player a short while after the final whistle blew on a tight encounter between Dean Smith's and David Wagner's sides.

"It was a tough game," said John. "We felt that maybe on another day we could probably have taken one or two of our chances and maybe go on to win the game.

"They came down here very organised, frustrated us at times but I think it was a very even game, could've gone either way and we are very unlucky to be on the losing side."

The only goal of the game came through a deflected Rajiv van La Parra shot that beat Dan Bentley after 28 minutes. John admitted that it was a poor goal to concede.

"It was a sloppy goal to give away," said John. "We switched off from the free-kick, they took it quick and at this level you expect to get punished for that.

"After that, in the second half we came back very strong and tried to put them on the back foot. We had a couple of chances that didn't go in, on another day they maybe go in and we kick on. The lads gave it their all today, it wasn't for a lack of effort, Huddersfield are a good side and are third in the league for a reason."

The result leaves The Bees in 14th with at least nine points between both the play-off places and the relegation zone. John acknowledged that the team are just looking at their next few games, not the bigger picture.

"We're taking it game by game trying to win every game," said John. "Three points is massive and a run of games can take you up a few places in the league if you win a few in a row. We're just looking game by game at the moment trying to pick up three points every time we step on the pitch and see where it takes us.

"We're all desperate to put that result right and try and bounce back fast on Tuesday. We have had a great run of results, it's a pity we couldn't keep that going today. We'll try and bounce back on Tuesday with another massive game and hopefully we can get the win."

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