Wycombe boss mourns fateful 60 seconds

Wycombe boss Gary Waddock reflected on a mad minute at Adams Park when the game was effectively lost by his side - and won by City. Matt Phillips could have secured a valuable, and undeserved, win when he was put clear through, only to see his shot come back off the inside of a post - and within 60 seconds Korey Smith scored what proved to be the winner for the Canaries.

Wycombe boss Gary Waddock reflected on a mad minute at Adams Park when the game was effectively lost by his side - and won by City.

Matt Phillips could have secured a valuable, and undeserved, win when he was put clear through, only to see his shot come back off the inside of a post - and within 60 seconds Korey Smith scored what proved to be the winner for the Canaries.

"Things are not going our way at the moment," said Waddock. "Norwich are a good side, but we didn't take our chance when it came. Matty Phillips has hit the post and if that goes into the back of the net then it is a different game. If you are top of the league that shot just hits the post and rolls into the back of the net. And then Norwich, with their ability and quality, went up the other end and scored. It was a sloppy goal to concede and it is a difficult one to take. It was a lack of concentration that caught us out in the end."

Waddock had demanded a response after his side were beaten 4-0 at Yeovil on Boxing Day and 5-2 at home by Brighton two days later.


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"There had to be an improvement after our last two games and credit to the players because they responded," he said. "Everybody is very disappointed not to get anything out of the game but we have no choice but to roll up our sleeves a little bit more. There were players out there who showed the commitment to get us out of the situation we are in. The players are devastated they got nothing from it because they worked really hard.

"We had limited opportunities but they were good chances for us. But they could say they had a lot of chances and hit the crossbar We are frustrated but we have to soldier on. We can't feel sorry for ourselves and we have to look forward to the next game."

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