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Rowett: We needed to be brighter

2 November 2013

Manger's reaction after Shrimps defeat

Albion manager Gary Rowett believes the Brewers needed to be a little bit brighter the final third after his side suffered a 1-0 defeat to Morecambe at the Pirelli Stadium.

Ryan Williams' header was enough to separate the teams and Rowett believes Albion could have taken something from the game had they kept their composure in front of goal.

He told Brewers Player: "We need to be a little be brighter and a little bit braver in the final third, we were one-on-one on a lot of occasions and we just need to go at people and do a little bit more.

"I thought we were not as good as we have been certainly in recent weeks we have shown enough quality at times."

Morecambe's goal came with a stroke of bad lucky, Kevin Ellison's shot hit Williams' head on route to goal leaving goalkeeper Jordan Pickford helpless as the ball found the opposite corner.

Manager Rowett believes the Brewers came up against a strong Morecambe side.

"I didn't think we did enough to open up a resolute Morecambe side who have come off the back of a couple of games but on the whole have been very good this season.

"It's another game that there's not much between the teams and you could argue that maybe we did enough to earn a point but we're not scoring from home and it's a disappointment certainly," said Rowett.

He added: "It's taken a deflection which Jordan couldn't do too much about but the main thing for us is that we haven't created enough chances or shown enough quality.

Despite being a goal down, it was the Brewers who expectedly as the home side enjoy the larger share of possession but Rowett was left frustrated with the final ball.

He explained: "When we had time on the ball we haven't put good enough balls into the box and that was the main frustrating thing today.

"We probably created two or three chances all game, hats off to Morecambe but we need to do a little bit more than that to win the game," he added.

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