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Rowett: Time to go again

25 January 2014

Rowett backs side to go on another run

Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett has challenged his players to go on another 10 game unbeaten run in Sky Bet League 2 after his side’s undefeated sequence came to an end at a wet and windy Pirelli Stadium as the Brewers lost 4-2 against promotion rivals Fleetwood Town.

Rowett told Brewers Player: “I am not too disappointed in the performance but I am disappointed with the result and I am disappointed with the state of the pitch at the end of it which isn't going to be great for us.

“We live to fight another day, it’s the end of the 10 game unbeaten run, now we have to try and build another one.”

The Albion boss praised his side’s resolve after the Brewers pulled the game level on two occasions but ultimately got caught on the counter when looking for the decisive third goal.

“I am disappointed because we have worked very hard to get back into the game after a poor first-half from us, we have played a lot better than that but it was still fairly even.

“We worked very hard to get back to 1-1 and then to get back to 2-2 and then to not quite get that next goal.

“We had quite a few half chances in the box and they have made a couple of fantastic tackles and we just couldn’t get that third one.

“Then you obviously leave a little bit of space at the back and they've hit us twice on the counter towards the end when we were chasing it,” he said.

The Brewers boss also took time to compliment Graham Alexander’s Fleetwood team,  a side Albion have now faced four times this season.

He said: “I think the key to it is that it’s the fourth time we've played Fleetwood this season, we've won two and drawn one and that was the best they've played against us.

“They worked very hard and made it incredibly difficult for us so fair play to them.

“They deserve a lot of credit for their performance today.”

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