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FLANAGAN SAYS BREWERS MUST BOUNCE BACK FROM FOREST DEFEAT

23 October 2017

TOM Flanagan says that the Brewers must learn from the mistakes made against Nottingham Forest as the team let themselves down and should have come back with a positive result.

The defender was an early substitute after John Brayford suffered a hamstring problem inside 15 minutes and he believes Albion were well on top at that point and throughout the first half.

He says: “We didn’t take advantage. Coming into the second half we were on top and had them under a little bit of pressure but the interval came at a good time for them as we were on top but didn’t kill them off. We needed to get that goal.  We have to learn from this.”

The Brewers believe they should have had a second half penalty when Lloyd Dyer was felled in the box by the advancing goalkeeper but Flanagan doesn’t want that to disguise the true nature of the game.

He says: “The penalty would have given us a way of getting back into the game and it’s easy to use that as an excuse but we let ourselves down a little bit today, especially in the second half.

“The manager was clear in what he said at half time that we had played well but that it meant nothing. And that proved to be true. We felt that whoever scored first would win the game. We didn’t want to concede as they are so good at keeping the ball.

“We have got to forget about this now and move onto the next one. That’s what we were good at last season. We would lose a game, get straight back on it on Monday and then win the next one and that’s what we have to get back too."


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