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Wet and windy at Field Mill

1 January 2014

Lyness happy to claim another clean sheet

Albion goalkeeper Dean Lyness believes it was a point well earned at Mansfield Town after the Brewers left Field Mill with a share of the spoils after both sides battled each other and the elements.

The 22-year-old said afterwards: "I think that was one point gained today, I think along with the points gained throughout the Christmas period and the way the conditions were, I think it was a good point," he explained.

Driving rain throughout the match and the added factor of a cross-pitch wind meant Albion had to fit their tactics around the British winter weather.

"It was especially difficult in the first-half with the weather conditions because I was kicking into the wind.

"We knew that if we could get through that first-half with the wind against us then we should have it slightly easier in the second-half when we were kick with the wind," Lyness added.

Despite not taking all three points back to Staffordshire the Brewers did leave with a third consecutive Sky Bet League 2 clean sheet.

Albion have now kept seven clean sheets in their last 10 match in all competitions and the man between the posts believes the clean sheets are a result of the whole team defending as one.

"I am definitely delighted with my form at the moment, I feel confident and I feel really good.

"It is not just the back four or back five, it has to start with the front guys and that is something we work hard on and it has helped us improve defensively."

The Brewers have renewed the loan services of Aston Villa's Benjamin Siegrist for a further month and Lyness believes the Villa stopper's presence is keeping him on his toes.

He added: "You know that if you don't perform the you won't play, all I can do is come into a game and play my game and keep my focus and perform well every time I am called upon and make it hard for the gaffer to change it."

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