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Bucs Coach On Missed Chances: It's Quite Disappointing

Orlando Pirates co-coach Fadlu Davids bemoaned the side's finishing in front of goal after dropping points against ten-man Maritzburg United.

The Buccaneers extended their winless run to four matches in all competitions after the stalemate at Harry Gwala Stadium on Wednesday evening.

"Quite disappointing in the first half not to take advantage of the opportunities we created. Of course, on the other hand you have to give credit to the opponent for their defensive display," Davids told SuperSport after the game.

"Yes, they never had a shot on target or disturbed our goalkeeper, but then it falls on us to be able to unlock the defensive line. Of course with them playing four centre-backs, they changed to the second half with five at the back you need to be creative and unlock the defensive block you are presented with.

"We tried to go through the centre, not possible. We tried to go with extreme width. Not really possible. And very unfortunate not to get the goal to unlock the game."

There were a number of players also missing for the visitors, but Davids did not want pin the blame on absentees.

"We don't really want to complain about our players that are not available. We want to put the trust in the players that are available. Of course the line-ups are changing because of CAF last week," he added.

"Players not registered, joining us too late. And now yes you make a lot of changes. It's about juggling the squad. Not crying about players not here and really putting trust in the players to produce results."

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