NIGEL Clough said it was a difficult afternoon for his Brewers team against a very good Wolves side who are heading for promotion.
Speaking after the 3-1 defeat at Molineux to the Championship leaders he said: "It was very difficult for our lads as professional footballers this afternoon when there is such a gulf between the teams.
"They have some top top players in their team and we couldn't cope with that. Being realistic we didn't expect to get much out of the game and all that matters now is the next eight games.
"The goals we conceded were good from Wolves point of view but a bit too easy from our point of view. They all came from the same position, which we vacated too easily to let them in."
The Brewers boss did think his team should have had a penalty for what looked like a foul on Tom Flanagan in the box.
He said: "Their lad ran into the back of him and anywhere else on the pitch you get a free kick.
"There were 29,000 here roaring Wolves on and back into the Premier League which I'm sure they are going to do now in and many ways we are glad it is out of the way. We have a break now and we might get some of the seven players back who were missing as of half-time."
The Brewers injury crisis deepened still further with Marvin Sordell and Kyle McFadzean having to go off.
Clough said: "Kyle was injured for the second goal and should have gone down. Marvin felt queasy after going up for a header and we don't take chances with things like that."
The Brewers now head into the inernational beak which gives a chance for the injured players to recover.
Clough said: "There is a few days rest for the lads to clear their heads physically and mentally and get ready for those last eight games."