Defender reflects on home point
Burton Albion defender Damien McCrory says his side had to dig in today to earn a 1-1 draw with Dagenham & Redbridge.
Whilst the Brewers did enough to win the game, McCrory isn’t dwelling too much on the result, instead focusing on Tuesday’s match away at Rochdale.
“The conditions at the start were a bit windy, especially playing against it. It was a killer to go in from a decent enough first half against the wind, but there’s not a lot we could do about the goal.
“It was one of those strikes and it put them 1-0 ahead. We knew we had to come out in the second half all guns blazing and I think we did that.
“It was a game of two halves as we were all over them in the second half, and with a bit of luck we would have come out with three points.
“At the end of the day it’s another point so we have to go ahead and take or confidence into Rochdale,” said McCrory.
Whilst McCrory was disappointed to only take a draw from today, he’s keen to put that right on Tuesday when the Brewers head to Spotland to take on a promotion rival.
“We created quite a lot of chances today, and it’s only a matter of time before it comes. We need to put it right on Tuesday and get a win away from home.
“It’s a bit disappointing to get a point today but it’s still a point at home. I feel we should have won today but we can’t be too down on ourselves.
“We have three away games coming up and hopefully we can get as many points as possible to push us up the table. We’re full of confidence and we have to keep going,” McCrory said.
McCrory also had praise for his left wing partner Jimmy Phillips, and the Irish defender says the pair are forging a good understanding.
“Jimmy works really hard and he’s a full back’s nightmare. He’s been n top form lately and you can see that by the way he’s played today. We’re forming a good partnership and hopefully that continues,” McCrory added.
McCrory has been a regular starter for the Albion this season, and hopes that with the right preparation and recovery he can play a role in the run-in.
“I don’t feel tired, but we have a lot of games coming up over the next few weeks. That’s the time where we have to prepare right and recover right, aiming to come into games as fresh as you can be. I want to play every game this season and continue starting.”