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16 August 2014

Club News


16 August 2014

Despite a poor start Rowett delighted with three points

Boss Gary Rowett was delighted with his side after two late Kee goals gave the Brewers another home win after Tuesday's excellent victory against Wigan. However, despite the Brewers excellent early form, todays game was a lot tougher than the scoreline suggests.

"There’s no such thing as a poor win and with the way the game went, it was fantastic that despite starting badly we managed to win," he said post-match.

"I thought Dagenham played really well in the opening stages, and kept the ball and pinned us back. We’ve got to learn that we won’t be able to do what we want to do all of the time. We had to change and play a bit higher up the pitch and see if we can take the game to the opponents. I was pleased with the way we did, after going down and still winning the game.

"We felt at half time that we needed to push bodies further forward, and having the wind in the second half helped us to do that. We took a bit of a gamble in leaving space behind and we tried to put more pressure on."

Rowett was keen to praise not only his players, but righthand man Kevin Summerfield, whose tactical suggestions in the second half paid dividends. 

"We’re going to have to drop in at times and I thought Dagenham did their homework on us. It shows the benefit of having the likes of Billy Kee and Marcus Harness coming off the bench.

"It’s where I see the benefit of Kev on the sidelines where he’ll have a couple of ideas that we need to change, and it’s nice to have that voice.  It’s great to have an assistant who is astute tactically. Sometimes I’ll listen and sometimes I won’t, but he got it spot on today. We showed character because we had to do something about it. I felt it was going to be a case of the Lord Mayor’s show so I’m pleased with the way it went.

"You sometimes think it won’t be your day, and sometimes you get feelings of what might happen and I felt it might be difficult to hit top form again after Oxford and Wigan."

Brewers now face Exeter City on Tuesday on the back of two successive league wins and Rowett know's its important to learn from the problems they faced.

"We looked a bit off the pace and gave players too much space where we needed to go tighter. It looked like we wouldn’t quite make it happen so to do it so late in the game is very pleasing.

"It’s a great start and probably the best we’ve had in the league. It’s important we don’t get carried away and learn from the problems we faced today. We’ve come back from being a goal down and had to chase the game a different way. 

"We’ve learnt a few things so it’s been a good afternoon."

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