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Weir focused on positive response

11 August 2013

Blades boss David Weir offered no excuses for United's 3-1 defeat at Brentford on Saturday.

Weir admitted his team didn't do enough to combat the threat the Bees caused at Griffin Park, but he is confident his players will bounce straight back from the first league defeat under his stewardship.

Speaking after the game, the Gaffer said: "Obviously we are all very disappointed, I don't think you'll win many games if you concede three goals. It's very difficult to let three goals in and remain in contention over ninety minutes.

"We are disappointed with the way we conceded the goals and disappointed with certain other aspects of our performance, especially after getting back into the game just before the hour.

"I thought we were a little bit sloppy in regards to our decision making at crucial moments in the game and ultimately that cost us.

"We didn't have that zip in our play and Brentford capitalised. They got the ball forward quickly, challenged us physically and really got the upper hand."

Weir, though is sure this defeat will turn out to be an early season blip, adding: "We had to cope with what Brentford threw at us, but overall we didn't adapt quick enough and stay in the game for long enough at 1-1.

"We got the goal and gave ourselves an opportunity, but we conceded relatively quickly after the equaliser and from then on Brentford never looked like surrendering the lead again.

"You always learn more about yourself and your team after a defeat because now it is about the response we get from the lads during the next week ahead of Colchester.

"This is our first challenge in terms of bouncing back from a league defeat, but I am sure the lads will react in a positive manner, it is down to the management staff, including myself, to make sure that is the case and I am sure it will be."

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