Let's kill games off, says Walters

JON Walters has called on his side to learn to kill off games, especially away from home.Walters had equalised a James Beattie opener and hit the crossbar shortly afterwards but it was the Blades who went on to claim all three points.

By Derek Davis

JON Walters has called on his side to learn to kill off games, especially away from home.

Walters had equalised a James Beattie opener and hit the crossbar shortly afterwards but it was the Blades who went on to claim all three points.

Walters said: “I was pleased with the finish and Neil is claiming an assist. No one has touched it and I just gambled.

“We hit the bar not long after but those were the only chances and we need to learn to defend better. We need to relax more at 1-1.

“We gave the ball too cheaply and then we went down 2-1 and it was our own fault because we gave the ball too cheaply.”

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Town were angered by a penalty decision against Liam Trotter, moments after the same assistant had ruled out a Keith Gillespie appeal for a spot kick.

Walters said: “Liam didn't know what had happened and I told him he had given a pen a way and he is baffled.

“Maybe it was maybe it wasn't but the linesman has given it and had some.

“He had not given one just before and the crowd got on to him so perhaps that ahs had something to do.”

Beattie buried the penalty and then Keith Gillespie made it 3-1 with a wonderful finish.

Walters said: “The third goal ahs killed us but we should have killed it of at 1-1. To get a result like that here would have been a great result because Sheffield United will be there or thereabouts.”

The bargain £100,000 buy from Chester refused to blame the short time between games as a factor.

He said: “The tiredeness can't be an excuse because it is what we are paid to do and we prepared right with the physios and everything.”

Town now take on high-flying Bristol City as they look to stretch their unbeaten home run to 11.

Walters said: “The preparation for that game started as soon as we got in the changing room. We know we need to get back on track because we are only three points off mid table still.”

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