Coyle Feeling Low After Defeat At Millwall

  • October 06, 2012 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton boss Owen Coyle admitted his side simply weren't good enough as they lost 2-1 at Millwall on Saturday afternoon.

Darius Henderson gave the hosts an 18th minute lead, but Wanderers were level five minutes after the break, as Chris Eagles scored with a stunning free-kick.

Eagles would later miss a penalty, before Henderson netted in the final minute of normal time to condemn Wanderers to their fifth league defeat in ten games since dropping out of the Premier League.

Speaking after the game, Coyle said his side are being punished for individual mistakes and accepted the fact that his side bad failed to impress at The Den.

"Standing here right now, this is the worst feeling I've ever had in football," Coyle told the club's official website.

"We were really poor in the first half and I let the players know in no uncertain terms that we simply hadn't been good enough.

"In the second half, we played ever so well, but it's becoming a reoccurring theme. We were not clinical. We created good chances and we controlled the second half, accepting that they would be looking for the long ball and to play on the counter attack.

"We had a penalty at 1-1 to take the lead. Regardless of the miss and whether or not there was a foul on Zat Knight in the run-up to their second goal, we still should have had enough about us to see the game out.

"We've shown in fits and starts, the quality that we have, but we have not been consistently good and that is really hard to take.

"There were almost 500 Wanderers fans who travelled down and backed us today and I have to thank them for their support. They really got behind the players and drove them forward and we're utterly disappointed not to have sent them home happy on the back of a win."

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