Youth team manager Dmitri Lavrinovic felt his side did enough to earn at least a point in Saturday’s 1-0 defeat away to Preston.

A spot-kick was the only difference between the sides and Lavrinovic was proud of his players’ performances: “I am very disappointed with the result I think the lads didn’t deserve it.

“It was a harsh penalty decision.

“For either side the lads showed their showed their character, how organised they are, how disciplined they are, how hard they worked.

“In the second-half we were a much better team attacking wise and we created better chances and in the end were just unlucky.”

He added: “The lads will be disappointed because as soon as they look at the DVD after the game they will realise how good chances they were and next time they could put in ten out of ten in that situation”

Goalkeeper Kieran Wolland was pleased with his team’s performance despite losing by the odd goal.

The shot stopper said: “I thought I did well myself, I was happy with commanding my area and I thought the team played really well.

“We defended well in areas and worked hard together and one decision has lost us the game.

“We had the chances, we just have to be more clinical in front of goal, but we made the chances which are a positive and we just have to keep working hard in training and they will start to go in.”

The youngster has not had much luck in the guessing game that are penalties this season:

“To be honest from 12-yards it’s difficult but personally I just look at the eyes and make a decision on what I think at the time.”

By Mikael McKenzie