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19 September 2016

MIDFIELDER Matty Palmer says Burton Albion need to learn from their mistakes after conceding late on against promotion-chasing Brighton.

An 87th-minute Tomer Hemer penalty was enough to break Brewers hearts, despite looking like they were going to hang on for what would be a hard-earned point. 

Palmer, speaking after the match said: “We need to learn the lessons going into the future games - sometimes it's individual mistakes and sometimes it's team mistakes, we need to work on it in training and learn from our mistakes.

“They’re probably the best team we’ve played this season, not that they caused us a lot of problems, it’s the way they moved the ball. I thought we coped with it well and we had a good defensive shape.

“I thought when we did get the ball we moved it well at times, we probably need to move it a bit better. Losing so late on in the game is hard for us to take.”

It’s the second game in five days where the Brewers have conceded late on and despite being without seven first team players through injury and suspension, the result still “hurt”.

“It’s difficult with a lot of key players out, with Grades (Chris O’Grady) being out, he's our target man so we have to play in a different way. Overall, I thought we adapted and coped with it well. One lapse of concentration at the end cost us. 

“You’re never going to have a good feeling when you’ve lost late on. The boys put in as much effort as they did and for it to happen on Tuesday and today again, it's annoying. 

“We’ve kept a good defensive shape in the last three games (Wolves, Fulham and Brighton). We nicked a point at Wolves which I think we deserved, Fulham was very disappointing getting to the 92nd minute and conceding. We tried to learn from that but it's happened again so we need to work on it in training and cut it out for next week.”

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