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LADS LOW AFTER HAMMER BLOW

Posted on 23 November 2005  - 12:00

Chris Hughton admitted the lads were at a pretty low ebb at Spurs Lodge on Monday after the draw against West Ham.

Chris Hughton admitted the lads were at a pretty low ebb at Spurs Lodge on Monday after the draw against West Ham.

Anton Ferdinand's header in added time denied us a maximum three-point haul after we'd held a 1-0 via Mido's 15th-minute header at the Lane on Sunday.

After three decent performances against United, Arsenal and Bolton it looked like we were back to winning ways but Ferdinand's late intervention quickly changed the mood of the camp.

There was as much disappointment around the training ground today as there has been for a long time

"We are aware that the performance wasn't as good as some this season, particularly at home, but the nature and timing of the goal knocked us all back.

"If it was the other way around and it was us getting back to 1-1 or they'd scored a little earlier it would have been slightly easier to take, but to give it away so close to the end of the game was very disappointing.

"We just needed that second goal and while it was 1-0, West Ham always had that chance. They will feel they deserved a point but it was still difficult to take.

"That's the game though and we have to pick ourselves up now and prepare for Wigan."