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HASSELBAINK PRAISES 'MAGNIFICENT' BEAVON

14 September 2015

BREWERS boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has praised striker Stuart Beavon for the way he helped Albion secure the three points against Rochdale.

The gaffer said: "When we do the work at the front, it's harder for them to come through us and I must say that Stuart Beavon was absolutely magnificent today. He didn't score but he did ever so well for us."

He wasn't the only Brewers player that Hasselbaink thought made a vital contribution in the 1-0 success.

The manager added: "Mark Duffy with his quality and twisting and turning gave them a problem. That gave us a platform to work on.

"We had to change a few things. We respect Rochdale a lot, which is why we had to change in the midfield and it worked. We made it very difficult for them to play their football.

"They re-organised things a few times and we had to respond and we did. Because they had to change on a number of occasions, that tells me we were in the right frame of mind and playing the right game."

The only downside for the Brewers was the first half substitution of keeper Jon McLaughlin.

Hasselbaink says: "He got a dead leg. We will have to assess it in the week."

The Gaffer's hopes of adding a new "surprise" signing to his squad have however been thwarted.

"He's not coming," he said. 


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