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JIMMY FLOYD HASSELBAINK | "I AM HAPPY WITH THE SQUAD"

11 February 2015

Albion almost had the lead on eight minutes against AFC Wimbledon as they continued to start the brighter.

Lucas Akins hooked in a deep cross and McGurk was there to head against the post and when the ball came back out Calero was unable to get a shot in but McGurk retrieved the ball and fired in a shot that was blocked away to the relief of the Wombles defence. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink thinks it could have been a different story.

“If it had gone in, it would have been a different story.

“That is when the game would have opened up and they would have had to do something else and you have the chance to play your own game.

“It was that kind of game of who would make the first mistake and who will take that chance but none of us could do that.”

Wimbledon were reduced to ten men as defender Mark Phillips was shown a straight red card for violent conduct when he clashed with Beavon just outside the box. The Wombles man appeared to lash out as he attempted to stop Beavon getting back to his feet and right under the nose of referee Seb Stockbridge the match official instantly produced the card.

“It is always difficult to play against ten men if you have to score.

“If you are winning already, it is a whole different ball game but if it is 0-0 they are going to put nine men behind the ball to try and frustrate you and it wasn’t easy to break that down. It was one of those games.”

Burton fans got the chance to see Derby County loanee Calero in an attacking role. Fellow Derby loan man Tom Naylor was also handed a full debut as Darragh Lenihan missed out with an injury picked up since the weekend. Hasselbaink said he was pleased with the performaces despite it being difficult for the pair.

“It was not easy, especially for Ivan playing in a four instead of a three but overall I was pleased with both of their performances.”

Hasselbaink was forced into two changes for the visit of the Wombles. With Jacob Blyth failing to finish Saturday's encounter with a thigh injury Burton fans got the chance to see Derby County loanee Calero in an attacking role. Fellow Derby loan man Tom Naylor was also handed a full debut as Darragh Lenihan missed out with an injury picked up since the weekend.

“I am happy with the squad. Obviously we have a few injuries at the moment – Jacob, Maynard, Palmer, Darragh and Maletic so we just have to look what we can do.”

You can watch the full interview on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvVBXVvoA4Q&list=UUeNszHpOSL1pTKih-ea33JQ


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