A step up in division for the Brewers also means a step up in quality from the opposition. Coventry, last Sunday’s opponents shown exactly what the Brewers can come up against in this division.Brewers No.1 Jon McLaughlin held his hands up for the goal that cost them the game but he also admitted the opposition were quality and he knows there will be fine margins in this division.
“Yeah they were very good quality, they are one of the better teams in the division.
“They had a really good start to the season like ourselves and yes it was a test for us today, but it wasn’t too much of a test for us by any means.
“That’s the disappointing thing if mistakes are what cost you a result.
“You can take it on the chin if its good play by the other team or if they’ve out done you on the day, but i don’t think that’s the case here we weren’t at our best, but they certainly weren’t too much for us today.”
It was a tough one to take for the Brewers at it is only the second time Hasselbaink has lost at the Pirelli Stadium in almost a year.
The strength of the group has been something that has impressed the fans and the media since his arrival and McLaughlin told burtonalbionfc.co.uk that the defeat won’t hurt too much.
“This won’t hurt the lads too much, they won’t go away thinking well there’s nothing we could’ve done about that, or we can’t compete against these sort of teams, that won’t affect us.
“We had a chance to go top on merit with the way the lads have played so far this season.
“It’s still early days and we know there’s going to be a lot of tough test to come, but they're going to be full of confidence in every game that they go into because we've got a real quality squad and so far we’ve showed that we can hold our own at this level.”