"We had a good goal disallowed but I can’t return it"Albion did have the ball in the back of the net just after the half hour when Palmer's right wing free kick was helped on into the where Shane Cansdell-Sherriff looped the ball into the net only for an offside flag to rule his effort out.
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink said “We had a good goal disallowed but I can’t return it.
“The players kept on going.
“He wasn’t offside but what can I do?
“I can’t go to the referee and say it should have stood, I can’t overturn it so we forget about it and we move on.”
It took until well into the half for Albion to start to string any moves together but they grabbed a scrappy equaliser on the stroke of half time.
Another corner gave Albion the chance to load the ball into the box and Palmer's in swinging kick bounced up off Bira DEMBELE and into the back of the net after a back post challenge between Keith Keane and Phil Edwards had sent the ball back the way it had come. It was the perfect end to what had been a more than frustrating first period.
“The players know themselves that first half they weren’t good enough and that it wasn’t us and we needed more commitment in certain areas and I think we did that in the second half.
“We were closer to people, we weren’t backing off we were defending forward and yes I think second half it was the Burton you have been seeing in the past couple of months.”
You could say that tricky pitch conditions got the better for the Brewers in the first half, but Hasselbaink insisted that his team tried their best on a wet, bobbly pitch.
“We tried, we had to.
“We tried our best but it wasn’t easy.
“The water on the pitch, the bobble wasn’t easy but we tried and I think second half we were very good.”