John Mousinho made his 50th league start for the Brewers on Saturday against Swindon Town in a 1-0 victory thanks to a Stuart Beavon winner.Ever since Hasselbaink was appointed last November, Mousinho has played a key part in the team being converted to a central defender and has captained every game he has played.
Mousinho has got some experience on the sidelines as he took the time out during the transition of Rowett’s depature and Hasselbaink’s appointment. The Brewers set up in the right way against Swindon and ‘Moose’ said the boys were tactically spot on.
“It was spot on tactically from the word go. We are usually very sound tactically.
“The way we plan for and set up, 90% of the time it works. Only individual errors cost us and with this group of lads, it very rarely a lock of effort. Credit to the managements staff for executing it.”
Hasselbaink has found his permanent back four with Mousinho and Cansdell-Sherriff being the heart of the defence.
“Shane and I had a pretty relaxed day on the whole but I know going back to my midfield days the shift that everybody else put in was incredible and they made it nice and easy for us.” Said Mousinho.
Former Birmingham City striker Wes Thomas was a lone striker in Swindon’s set-up and he has a couple of chances to get the home side back in the game but Mousinho and Cansdell-Sherriff were on hand to deny him the clear-cut opportunities.
“We were obviously occupied by one striker who wasn’t too bothered about getting involved with the play, he just made himself a threat in the box so it was very important with the overload that Swindon put in the middle of the park that Robbie and Calum shifted across.
“I know what that is like in the middle of the park and it can be a real shift which they put in. They were key to the win and the performance.”