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11 February 2015

Tom Naylor discusses the 0-0 draw with AFC Wimbledon

Burton Albion extended their unbeaten run to eleven games, a club record in the Football League, but they could not find a winning goal against ten-man AFC Wimbledon on a night when the ball just would not go in. The Brewers were dominant for large period of the game and when defender Mark Phillips was sent off for an altercation with Stuart Beavon the Londoners battened down the hatches and frustrated Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's men as a seventh straight home league win somehow eluded them. Adam McGurk had probably Albion's best chance with a second half chance that he snatched out when Ivan Calero picked him out but visiting keeper James Shea was not tested enough with Burton having to settle for a point. Tom Naylor showed his frustration and said everybody else in the camp is frustrated too.

“Everybody is more frustrated than anything really. I thought we had the opportunities to pinch the three points.

“Obviously Wimbledon came here to set the stall high but obviously it is frustrating that we haven’t come away with three points tonight.”

Albion introduced Nasser El Khayati on 64 minutes and just over a minute later 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. Wimbledon then put every man behind the ball which Naylor told us was hard to break down.

“They had nearly every man behind the ball which made it hard to get through the lines and through the defence to get that goal.

“I think a point is still good. We haven’t lost a game in a while and we’re still up there.

“I am unsure of what the other results were up at the top but at the end of the day we haven’t lost and that’s the main thing.”

You can watch the full interview on YouTube

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