David Moyes declared after the disappointing defeat at Dundee
United that there were very few positives he could take from his
The Blues stumbled to a 0-1 setback at Tannadice, courtesy of a
goal from former trialist Collin Samuel, and Moyes told
"I won't take much from that. The players got some
more match fitness but other than that I can't take a great
deal from it.
"There were more bits in the game that were not good than
there were good.
"I thought we passed the ball relatively well but passing
doesn't get you goals unless it's good and purposeful and I
just thought we were a bit negative over the 90 minutes.
After this second pre-season defeat, the manager takes his
troops to his former club Preston North End on Saturday but he
insisted that motivation at this stage of the pre-season is not an
"I don't need to lift anyone at this stage of the
season because the matches are not awfully important," he
said, "although we'd obviously much rather win than