Dan Potts | “Goals change games” | News

Dan Potts | “Goals change games” | News

Defender Dan Potts felt naivety cost the team as West Bromwich Albion came two goals down to victory at Kenilworth Road.

The Hatters raced ahead in the opening 10 minutes with two goals from Carlton Morris and Elijah Adebayo before the Baggies pulled back a goal before half-time.

For their fourth straight league game, West Brom found a way to victory with two quick goals after the hour mark and doomed Rob Edwards’ side to a first defeat in five games.

“That was the dream start,” said Potts in his press conference after the game. “Two-zero and probably feeling like we could have had three or four goals out of sight. We started how we wanted to start, scored a great goal from Carlton and then a set piece, but to be fair to them, they’re a good team, they came into play and goals change games – that was the difference in the end .

“After we scored the second goal, we had chances to score a third and fourth goal, we had chances to end the game. If you win two zeros later in the game you end the game, but you can’t do that with 80 minutes left. It was a bit naïve on our part because we had so much of the game ahead of us. They had a couple of half chances too so it was quite nice even after we went two to zero in terms of chances.”

“If you win 2-0 at home, you shouldn’t really lose 2-3,” he continued. “I don’t care who it is. We’ve beaten top teams in this league – Norwich, QPR, big names, big teams, but it’s no different today. They have good players but we have them too and if you lead two zeros, albeit early in the game, I think we should get away with something.

Personally, it was Potts’ fifth straight game after breaking his back against Blackpool in November.

“When I did, I knew something had happened. We didn’t know what it was at first, then we had it [World Cup] break. The positive side of the injury was once it healed there is no rehab as long as you can maintain the pain, I had another scan and it looked like it healed a bit so it was all about pain management.

“For me right now it’s just about dealing with the pain, that’s the good thing about the fractures. The bad thing is you don’t know how long it can take to heal, but luckily it was only five weeks. Fingers crossed everything is fine now.

“I’ve been through worse! A few painkillers, the medical and physio team are good and I’m doing everything I can to play the next game.”

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