Gaffer reflects on Morecambe defeat
Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett was disappointed with the performance following Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at home to Morecambe.
The Brewers looked to create opportunities in the first half, but a quickfire Morecambe double after the break consigned Burton to defeat.
Following the defeat, Rowett rued the failure of his side to take the chances they created before half-time.
“It was a tough day. We started ok in the first half without doing too much and I wasn’t disappointed with the start.
“A key moment in the game is the double save where we should have done better and that’s hugely disappointing. We wanted a bit more out of the team and we didn’t really get it.
“Four or five have done ok today, but five or six haven’t done quite so well. They were two poor goals to concede and we have to do much better than that. The first goal is a back post header and the second goal is a free header, which is not good enough.
“We haven’t created enough and it’s disappointing, but we’re still where we want to be in terms of points although we’ve just lost a bit of that consistency,” said Rowett.
Albion created chances throughout the first half, but were undone by two Morecambe attacks after the interval. Rowett was also disappointed that the Brewers couldn’t find a way back into the game after Kevin Ellison’s opener.
“Two concede two goals in quick succession is very disappointing. If you don’t score goals you have to keep plugging away and keep your discipline. I felt that we conceded the goal and it’s knocked the stuffing out of us again like it has done recently.
“We didn’t compete enough after that and we let the game slip away, which is the biggest disappointment,” Rowett added.
Rowett was forced to change his side 15 minutes before kick-off as John Mousinho was injured in the warm up.
“It’s not helped. Moose pulled his calf in the warm up so it’s unfortunate, but that’s the way it is. Shane came in and he’s a hugely experienced player.
“We went with a 4-5-1 in the hope that our two midfielders would get up with the game, but they didn’t do it well enough and we looked more threatening when we went 4-4-2. If you concede poor goals at any level you’re going to lose games,” Rowett added.
The Brewers are on the road for the next two games against Carlisle United and Stevenage – games where the manager wants to see an improvement in his team.
“We have to go up there and show a bit of character. Carlisle are going well and it will be a tough game before Stevenage next Saturday. We need to show a bit more than we have done recently and I’m sure we’ll be fine.”