Wearen: "It's frustrating to not get the win."
Eoin Wearen made his first league appearance for Sligo Rovers in the 1-1 draw with Derry City tonight.
The mid-fielder marked the game with a headed goal on 10 minutes which brought the Bit o’Red back on level terms in the game.
But he was still left disappointing at having to accept just one point from the game: “It is very frustrating to not get the win. I think when we look back at the stats at the end of the game and we see how many chances, particularly shots on target, I think we are bound to be disappointed. I think we did everything but put a second goal into the net.
“You have to take the positives, I think that other than the goal they scored we defended quite well, we restricted them to long shots. I think at both ends of the pitch we played well, we created chances and we defended well but at this level it’s all about putting the ball into the back of the net.”
Although pleased to get the goal Wearen was naturally more concerned about not getting a first win of the season: “It was nice to get the goal, it’s a personal goal I have for the season, I know what I want to achieve in terms of scoring goals and helping the team but to be honest that means nothing when we don’t get the three points so hopefully the next time I score we will have the three points from it.”
He feels that if the team can put in a repeat performance when back at the Showgrounds on Tuesday for the game against Shamrock Rovers they are well capable of getting the three points: “Without a doubt we are playing well enough to win, we are well equipped to face any team in the league. There’s confidence still in this dressing room. I think we’d be worried if we weren’t creating chances and getting into the right areas but we are so we will keep plugging away and go into Tuesday confident that we can get the three points.”
Listen to Wearen speak after the game here: