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DEFENDERS NEED TO HELP OUT WITH GOALS SAYS SKIPPER

26 October 2017

JAKE Buxton says the Brewers players have got to take collective responsibility for getting goals.

After working on set plays this week in training, the Albion skipper is hoping that the goal the Brewers desperately need after five games without scoring will come at home to Ipswich on Saturday.

Certainly, he says the Brewers will be well prepared.

“We know what to expect on Saturday. We prepare for each game, individually and collectively as a group, and we know what we will come up against. We knew Forest would be neat and tidy last week and against Ipswich we have to be resilient and defend the box.

“What we have to be is better in the opposition box and score a goal if not from open play then a set piece and ease the burden on us not scoring goals.

“We haven’t scored in a while and you get those periods in a season and it perhaps needs a centre half or a right back to come up with a goal to ease that pressure, especially on the forwards.

“We have to have that defensive mentality that we have had away from home here at the Pirelli but we also need to get bodies forward. We want to be on the front foot like we were against Birmingham and Fulham.

“We understand that last Saturday it came down to what happened in both boxes. For large periods of the game we defended well but for the first goal we didn’t have enough bodies behind the ball and for the second we were going for the goals.

“Unfortunately, it’s not dropping for us in the penalty box. We have to work very, very hard for our opportunities and we are still aren’t getting that bit of luck in the end.”


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