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Megson looks to positives
23 Sep 2008 - 16:16:14
Bolton Wanderers manager Gary Megson insists there were lots of positives to take from Saturday's 3-1 home defeat to Arsenal.
Megson had been critical of his team's recent lack-lustre displays against Newcastle United, West Brom and Fulham but had been heartened by the spirited performance against Arsene Wenger's team.
He told the club's official website: "The ultimate outlook against Arsenal has got to be negative because we didn't win the game but there were things in that match which suggest we'll start winning football matches as long as we can replicate that each and every time we play.
"But as a game there were a lot of positives and now that's got to start translating into results.
"We need a couple of wins to get ourselves in a position where we aren't looking over our shoulders but we played against one of the best teams in Europe on Saturday.
"Arsenal played some exceptional stuff in that concise 25-minute period before half-time and I've never seen a team do that.
"We just couldn't get the ball back, but I think we contested a lot more in the second half and we need to do that all the time because we won't always be playing one of the top-four teams."