Cherries boss, Lee Bradbury, refused to criticise Michael Symes after his penalty miss against Sheffield Wednesday, being quoted in the Bournemouth Evening Echo as saying: "Symesey is in good goalscoring form and he is confident. He was happy to take it and Pughy was happy for him to take it. Symesey has done brilliantly for us and had scored three in three games. Every striker misses penalties, including myself when I used to play, so we can’t hold that against him at all. He has scored more than his fair share and has earned us points".
Bradders went on to say: "They made it uncomfortable for us. In the first half, it was tough going. They really came and fought. If they play like that week in, week out, they won’t be far off. But in the second half, I thought we were a lot better than in the first and could have won the game with the half-chances we had and the penalty. But then they could have as well. Jal played excellently again and pulled off two or three great saves".