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BUXTON SAYS TEAM SPIRIT WILL GET BREWERS THROUGH

2 October 2017

SKIPPER Jake Buxton says that team spirit will help put the Brewers back on track after defeats at home to Aston Villa and Wolves.

The defender was disappointed with the two 4-0 defeats but says the players know what they need to do in response.

He said: “We are obviously disappointed with the week we had. We had a tremendous week before that so we have to be careful and not take things too much to heart but we are disappointed with the goals we have conceded in two home games. To concede eight goals is not great but we musn’t get too down - we have to remember that if the season ended today we would still be out of the bottom three.

“We have looked solid in previous games at QPR and Norwich and at home to Fulham. We needed to stand toe-to-toe with Aston Villa and Wolves but we have been out battled and outplayed. We have not shown enough aggression and not done our jobs

“It’s hurting us giving these goals away. Then we don’t react the way we should do. We know what’s expected and what we have to do. The main thing is that we stick together as a group because that’s what will get us through – team spirit. We know in our dressing room we have an abundance of that

“Against Wolves we didn’t lay a glove on any of their players or show any desire or aggression to keep the ball out of the net. That’s what we have to do.

“If it’s going to be a tough first half we have to try and shut up shop and come in 1-0 down not three or four because coming in at half-time 3-0 down in two games there is no way back for us.

“We know where we stand – if we don’t want to show the desire and aggression, there is no point being here. That’s a decision we have to make as a group to earn the shirt, start working hard for our supporters and our team mates.

“It’s a blip but it’s tough to take after doing well against these teams last year and picking up good results the week before. What we have to do now is to make sure when we get back on the pitch we make all the supporters proud when we put on that shirt.”


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