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Disappointing Point For Slade

Disappointing Point For Slade

Manager Russell Slade hasn't hidden from the fact that our performance against Preston North End yesterday wasn't exactly what he was asking for.

Speaking to Wales Online following the scoreless draw at Deepdale yesterday, Slade's concern wasn't only for Kenwyne Jones and his injury, but it was also the stuttering performance of the players once again after improvements.

Beginning with Jones, all we seem to know so far is that his ankle isn't broken but there has been heavy swelling and he remains in the Caribbean to let the swelling go down after taking a shin injury whilst on international duty.

X-rays have confirmed there's no break, but he is on crutches and we won't know more until he returns to the club.

'Kenwyne picked up a shin injury. He's had it X-Rayed and it's not broken which was the most important thing, but there is a lot of swelling there and he will be assessed when he gets back. But right now we don't know how long he would be out. It is the same as Bruno when it can be difficult to get the information you require. It's disappointed as he could have made the difference - you need your goalscorers fit to give you options and we didn't have that option here.'

A statement from Trinidad and Tobago explained that he'd suffered a soft tissue injury and they expected him to be able to take to the field again in a fortnight.

Going back to the game itself, it was a less than pleasing performance, and whilst the sluggish display wasn't ignored, Slade did feel we should've had a penalty through Craig Noone.

'It was disappointing. There was only glimpses of what we've worked on and it wasn't a great game or spectacle in the first-half and not a lot of opportunities. It was in contrast to the second-half; mistakes were made but there were opportunities, we did push forward and Craig Noone made a difference. We could have had a penalty, through him and it looks a strong claim but we don't seem to be getting them at the moment. Preston put their bodies on the line they threw everything at it but both teams have had a lot of shots but not enough on target.'

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Writer:Whittingham's Left Peg
Date:Sunday October 18 2015
Time: 3:43PM

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