Steve on Wolves defeat and Chuks red card
Steve Davis was disappointed that a late goal in the first half and almost immediately a red card for Chuks Aneke for an alleged elbow made it a tough afternoon for his side against newly promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Davis was certainly pleased with his side’s effort and stressed that we had chances to have made a different encounter entirely.
After the 2-0 defeat, Steve told the club’s official web-site: “It was a tough one to take. We had the best chance after 15 minutes with Uche’s pass back into the keeper’s hands. He should’ve done a lot better. It was a great chance.
“We put on pressure, the tactics were fine. They didn’t really open us up and I was heading towards half-time thinking what I was going to try and do to put a little pressure on and try and have a little go at them.
“Then the game changed within that five minute period with the deflected goal and then the sending off.
“I didn’t really see it (the red card incident). I’m not sure what happened. Chuks is the nicest guy on the pitch, so it certainly wouldn’t have been intentional that’s for sure. I’ll have a look at it before I make a conclusive judgement on that.
“Playing Wolves at home is hard enough with eleven men, never mind ten, so it was about trying to get as much out of them as we could, and maybe grab that one chance that we can get back in the game with. They obviously eased off after the second goal, but on the whole we kept going and I couldn’t fault their effort and everything else they put in.
“It is disappointing if the decision is upheld and he’ll be missing from three of our last four games he’ll be a big loss to us I’m sure. It won’t be easy to fill that void if he is missing, because he’s been outstanding for us – but other people have got to step in and fill that void.” He added: