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TOUGH PUNISHMENT

Posted on 21 August 2006  - 12:00

Jermaine Jenas admitted he could not have imagined the outcome of his attempted clearance after 13 minutes at the Reebok Stadium on Saturday.

Jermaine Jenas admitted he could not have imagined the outcome of his attempted clearance after 13 minutes at the Reebok Stadium on Saturday.

With the team already a goal down to Bolton and seeking to establish a foothold in the game, JJ tried to apply a further touch to the ball in order to force it clear, but it landed at the feet of Ivan Campo who thumped in a low drive into the bottom right hand corner of the net from some 43 yards.

It was tough punishment, but it was not as if JJ could have predicted the Spaniard trying his luck from such a distance.

"Not at all!" he sighed after the game. "Robbo must have seen it really late and Campo caught it really well to put it in the bottom corner.

"It was obviously not the result we wanted and we knew it would be tough here with the amount of pressure Bolton put on your defence. Conceding two early goals made it even harder for us.

"We didn't click and didn't create enough chances. The only clear one was when Dimitar went through one on one with the keeper," added the midfielder, who is already casting his mind towards Sheffield United at the Lane on Tuesday.

"It was a disappointing one but we've got to buck up and we've got a game on Tuesday to put it right.

"Not many teams come away from here with much, they are a tough side to play and we've got to move on. I'm grateful we can get straight back into it and put right the wrongs."