Mowbray bemoans cutting edge

Last updated : 25 May 2009 By Iain Bate - Wba-mad Editor

Tony Mowbray admitted it was a case of déjà vu once again as Albion finished their Premier League season with a goalless draw at Ewood Park after missing a number of second-half chances. 

After a first-half of Blackburn pressure, where Christopher Samba hit the post, the Baggies came out a different side with Marc-Antonie Fortuné and Jonathan Greening wasting gilt-edge chances from headers.

The point left Albion stuck to the bottom of the table level with Middlesbrough and only three points from safety – however their ability at both ends of the pitch registered as a typical day at the office for Mowbray and his team.

"I think we deserved to win the game on the balance of chances created," the Baggies boss said.

"They had a few spells in the first half and hit the post.

"But, generally, I thought we did well and controlled the football match.

"We missed some pretty good opportunities.

"You've seen that every week - but that's where we are.

"It's frustrating because we can dominate games with the ball - but we've got to be more clinical.

"The top teams are more clinical and we've got to add that to our game.

"Today wasn't necessarily the full story of our season because we didn't concede a goal.

"We always show a lot of good movement, have a lot of possession and get into good areas but generally we don't kill teams off.

"It wouldn't have been too much of a surprise to me if we had been sat here reflecting on a 1-0 defeat after conceding from a set-piece late on.

"But we kept a clean sheet today, which was good for the defence and Dean Kiely.

"Hopefully, that's a good omen moving on to next season."