ANDY Garner says that scoring the first goal in games is vital for the Brewers.
Albion have struggled to come from behind this season but have gone from strength-to-strength after getting their noses in front.
Garner said: “When we have gone ahead we have won the game but at the moment we are going behind and not coming back from that.”
He admits that the 2-0 defeat to Wigan was disappointing.
He said: “It’s hard at the moment. We are not playing very well, we are conceding goals, not scoring goals and losing football matches and we have to find a way to get out of that.
“When you look back to when we played the likes of Derby and Sheffield Wednesday then we were playing well and the crowd helped us. It’s one of the stages at the moment when it’s not quite like that.
“Teams were coming to our place and were struggling. Clubs have realised now what a hard place this is going to be and are setting their stall out. We saw that against Wigan. They are fighting for their lives and made things very difficult for us. But we have to deal with that and at the moment we aren’t.
“Teams aren’t as open now when they come here and I think they realise that first goal is important.”
Garner says that Albion are ready to put Wigan behind them and battle for every point.
“There are 20 games to go and we start again. Two away games to come and that’s difficult against teams fighting for their lives. But we have to get over Wigan, have a good week’s training and prepare for Cardiff.”