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13 February 2017

BURTON Albion penalty taker Lucas Akins believes his team aren't getting the breaks when it comes to spot kicks.

The Brewers conceded another penalty in the 4-1 defeat at Brighton but although John Mousinho was penalised for what appeared to be only light contact what looked like a similar challenge on Akins saw play waved on.

Akins said: "I believe we should have had a penalty. I got to the ball first and the lads's taken me out. I asked the referee but he thought the contact was minimal. 

"It's difficult for a club like ours coming to a place like Brighton and getting big decisions. When it's a big club in the Championship pushing for the Premiership it's easy to give it to the home team. 

"It's massive for our club to be in this league and we are trying to survive but these decisions can cost people jobs and things like that at the end of the season.

"I don't want to moan about decisions too much as we can't let that affect us. I'd rather concentrate on our performances as that's something we can affect.

"Brighton have been a very good Championship team for a few seasons and they are right up there for a good reason. As it's our first season in the Championship, going there was always going to be a massive test. With the way they play, expansive and open, it's difficult but we are disappointed. Fortunately other results went our way, so it's not affected us too much.

"We can take some positives - the lads who have just come in got some more minutes and it was good to have Luke Varney back as well, as we going to need everyone between now and the end of the season."

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