Adam Barrett on Bury game

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The Cherries captain spoke to the official site after the 2-1 loss to Bury and gave a very fair account of the game.

“It’s the same old story at home, we started well and then let them get back in to it. We had some good chances, but we haven’t taken them and they went down the other end and punished us.

In the second half I can’t remember Flav’s having too much to do except for the goal. It was another deep cross in to the box, the lad plants his head on it and it’s a case of déjà vu. We huffed and puffed, but didn’t really create too much after that. We had to be direct as it was desperation stuff from then.

We huffed and puffed, but didn’t really create too much after that.

We haven’t been good enough and we have to put it right, it’s as simple as that. In the games here we have more than enough chances to win games, but unfortunately you can’t gloss over the fact we are struggling at home.

We needed that second goal and we could have easily been two or three up at half time and it’s game over. For some reason at home we are not taking our chances and we are getting punished at the other end. I really fancied us to stop the rot against Bury and I think if we had held on until half time, things would have looked a lot better. To concede straight after a glorious chance means you are deflated, but we have to have enough about us to be able to lift ourselves and it was a game we should be winning.

I can’t put my finger on why it’s happening. The crowd have been great and our not on our backs and I’ve never been in a situation like this in my career. It’s not like we’re getting outplayed or battered, teams aren’t all over us. If that was the case, then something isn’t right. We are creating chances, having a lot of the possession and the play, but we’re coming away with nothing and it’s very frustrating. We are all bitterly disappointed, but we have to pick ourselves up because there is still a long way to go. Performance wise we have turned things around, but that counts for nothing if you don’t get the points.

We have two away games now and we need to pick points up in them and then come back here and sort out this home league form. They are tough places to go, but we are strong away from home and we will be doing everything to get points from Colchester and Preston and by the time we are back at the Seward Stadium, we are clear of where we are now. With the players we have here, we are far better than the league position we are in. Whether it’s a mental block at home, I don’t know, but it’s something we have to put right.”

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