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PAUL ON POINT

Posted on 20 February 2006  - 12:00

Paul Stalteri admitted the team didn't really click into gear against Wigan at the Lane on Sunday.

Paul Stalteri admitted the team didn't really click into gear against Wigan at the Lane on Sunday.

Goals from Mido and Jermain Defoe twice pegged back the enterprising Latics to secure a 2-2 draw, but it another point that doesn't bring particular satisfaction considering the target a creating a cushion between ourselves and the chasing group of teams.

"A point is still a point, whichever way you look at it, but we didn't play particularly well as a team," conceded the full-back. "We gave up a goal, as a unit, of the kind we never usually give away at the back.

"In saying that, we didn't do so well and we can't be satisfied with a point at home, but we have to take that and hopefully put on a better performance next time.

"I don't know why, we just didn't play our best, our passing wasn't crisp and we couldn't find a rhythm like we normally do. They battled us and I think we battled back, but it wasn't a game that was great to watch or play in really," he continued, before reflecting on the fact that we are now inactive until March 5.

"There are obviously teams behind us with games in hand now - one with three. It is a situation now where we have to re-group and we'll have do our best to put it together against Blackburn a week on Sunday."