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Palmer: It's hard to take

22 March 2014

Youngster feels Brewers deserved more

Burton Albion midfielder Matty Palmer was disappointed following Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Scunthorpe United, but says there are a lot of positives to take from the game.

The Brewers were unlucky to go down at Glanford Park after dominating the first half, and Palmer says the team’s luck will turn.

“I thought we played really well throughout the game, especially in the first half. We came with a game plan to pass the ball and we did that really well, controlling the game in the first half and parts of the second. 

“Their goal was a really good strike and these things just aren’t falling for us at the minute, but I’m sure our luck will turn around.

“It’s hard to take as we were dominating the game, but we have to keep working hard, pick ourselves up and get the three points on Tuesday,” said Palmer.

Boss Gary Rowett set his team up with three in the centre of midfield, and Palmer says that aspect of the game plan worked well.

“It worked perfectly in the first half. All three of us got on the ball and passed it, and we dominated the half. Things changed in the second half with Scunthorpe changing their game plan and the goal killed us a bit. We kept going to the end and if we keep doing that until the end of the season we’ll be alright,” Palmer said.

Palmer was pleased to be back in the side following a rest period, and he was delighted for fellow youngster Marcus Harness, who came on to make his league debut.

“I’m happy the gaffer put me back in today, and hopefully I did what he expected of me. I just want to keep working hard and hopefully I can be involved in every game during the run-in.

“He’s been working hard with us all year training with the first team. He deserved his chance today and he did well when he came on.

“ It’s a difficult place to make your debut and hopefully he can build on that with a few more appearances.”

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