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Penney: We had the chances to win

21 March 2014

Dave Penney on the 0-0 draw with Bristol Rovers

Dave Penney was disappointed Southend United couldn’t make more of the opportunities they created in the second-half as they drew 0-0 with Bristol Rovers.

Lee Barnard and new loan signing Jamar Loza had the best chances of the game, but were unable to convert.

It meant Blues drew for a third consecutive game, and Penney was disappointed they didn’t make more of the opportunities.

He said: “It’s a tough place to come because they’ve got one of the best records at home in the division.

“But we’re disappointed we’ve not won the game because I felt we did enough and had enough chances in the second-half.

“You’ve got to take them opportunities and unfortunately we didn’t. That’s cost us the three points.

“We’ve not really had to do an awful lot defensively throughout the game.

“Dan Bentley has had to be alert at set pieces but that is about all. The young centre-halves did well again.”

Blues went 4-4-2 with Lee Barnard and Freddy Eastwood up top, and Penney was pleased with how they did.

He added: “They linked up well but we didn’t really create too much in the first-half.

“We were better in the second and created more opportunities but we couldn’t take them.

“Jamar caused them problems with his pace when he came on, but he should’ve possibly scored with the header.

“We’ve got to start taking these opportunities to turn this form around and get back to winning ways.”

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