Simek looks for cutting edge - exclusive

Last updated : 03 October 2006 By Andy Parsons

A 1-0 defeat at the Stadium of Light consigned Wednesday to their second away defeat of the season, their fifth overall and put them bottom of the championship.

But it is not all doom and gloom according to the American defender, who knows that Wednesday's decent performances will soon get the results they merit.

He told Footymad: “We are upset that we have lost again because I think that a draw would have been a good result for us. In the first half they were all over us and played some good football. They got their goal in the second half but we pushed on and had a few decent chances and on another day they would have gone in. We have been saying for a long time that we are playing well but we haven't got the results so it is up to us to go and change it.

“It's not a nice feeling, loosing week in, week out so it's up to us the players to go out there and put it right. We have said it all year that we are playing well but we can't score. During the break we have to work on finishing our chances and then creating more to win games. The wins will come I'm sure; it's just a matter of time.”

The former Arsenal player who has always kept positive during his time at Hillsborough is confident that the club can look back on their performances this season with pride – but just need to be more lethal in front of goal.

He added: “There was definitely a case against Derby of getting a goal and then shutting up shop, we went 1-0 up against ten men and we were very disappointed about that. At the moment we are not getting the wins that often so I think if we looked for the second goal the other week we would have won, but we always have to concentrate on getting the opener first.”