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7 September 2015

Hasselbaink lost at home in the league for just the second time since he took the reins at the Pirelli Stadium almost a year ago now.

A goal in each half from Coventry was enough to cancel out an Aaron Martin own goal in the first half which gave Burton Albion the lead.

Akins admitted that he tought the game should have at least ended in a draw to give the Brewers a point.

“Of course yes. We have had chances in the game.” He said

“Coventry were a good side who will cause any team problems.

“We have dealt with most of the problems they chucked at us and we went ahead in the game.

“When we go ahead at home we always fancy ourselves to get something from the game so to come away with nothing is disappointing. We have to move on now.”

The tricky winger came on as a second half substitute along with Matty Palmer who both had an immediate impact on the game, causing trouble the Coventry’s back four.

Fans will remember his left-footed volley from 20 yards which stung the hands of Lee Burge in the away sticks.

“I just hit it, it hit the target and the ‘keeper pulled off a great save.

“I am just disappointed it didn’t go in so the lads could get something from the game.

“We created a few chances and put them under pressure but we have got to make sure we put them away.”

The Brewers had their chances throughout the game but were unable to equalise.

“When I came on, I tried to get behind and unsettle the defenders a little bit.” Akins said.

“Matty (Palmer) did the same when he came on. He likes on get on the ball and put deliveries in.

“At the end of the day we are disappointed we couldn’t contribute to a good performance.

“We came on at 2-1 and it remained 2-1 so from that aspect, it is disappointing.”

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