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Paris: Be better in both boxes

4 December 2013

Forward Paris Cowan-Hall says the Blues need to be more clinical in both penalty areas.

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“Throughout the season you are going to have dry patches, that’s to be expected, but we need to be a lot more clinical if we are to get the wins because just performing well isn’t going to get you them.”

“He’s said to us that we need to start taking our chances in front of goal because we are making them. We’re not finishing them whereas at the start of the season we were – everyone was scoring.

Reflecting on Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Dagenham, where the Blues outplayed their opponents despite only having 10 men for the second half, Cowan-Hall said: “The first goal was silly - they’re goals we need to cut out and the gaffer’s addressing that.

“We’ve got bouncebackability within the squad and Gaz has got a number of players to choose from – we can mix it up.”

He added: “We aren’t worried about the results because we are playing well. I appreciate a defeat is a defeat but it’s more promising when you play well in a defeat. If you’re playing badly and losing, that’s when you’ve got a problem.

“Obviously the conditions weren’t good but we went down there and outplayed them. Hopefully when we go down there on Wednesday and take that confidence with us.”

“I can’t wait for the game,” the 22-year-old told Chairboys Player. “I was looking forward to it the first time we went there, but we’ve got another chance to have a go at them. Hopefully we can play like we did the first time.

The initial fixture in late October was abandoned at half-time with the score at 1-1 due to the weather, but it was the Wanderers who were on top at Fratton Park.

Cowan-Hall & co go into tonight’s rearranged game at his former club Pompey looking to end a run of six league games without a win.

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