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FLANAGAN: 'WE CANNOT RELY ON ANYONE ELSE'

18 March 2018

TOM Flanagan says that the Brewers must keep their destiny in their own hands as they look to survive in the Championship.

The defender played the full-90 minutes as a brace from Benik Afobe and a goal from Helder Costa won the game for Wolves, despite Lloyd Dyer’s first-half strike. 

Following the international break, Burton will have eight games remaining to stay in the Championship. Flanagan says that the Brewers must aim for as many points as possible in order to stay in the division, and that any team would be foolish not to target the same.

He said: "We go into the next eight games and no one is saying ‘well we can draw here or afford to lose that one and win there’, it’s ‘we are going to win eight games’.

“That is the way that we are thinking about it, if we were thinking about it any other way we would be idiots and we might as well just write a letter to the Football League saying ‘will you relegate us now?’. That is certainly not going to happen, we have eight games and getting three points in all of them is the goal.

“We will save ourselves, we cannot rely on anyone else.”

Flanagan says that the Brewers did not themselves down with their performance at Molineux but admits that the league leaders’ quality showed in the game.

He said: I think a lot of people thought we would come here and roll over. I thought that we played some good football, but their quality showed. They have got some really talented players out there.

“We didn’t let ourselves down by any stretch of the imagination. We haven’t taken a dent in our morale. We have got to move onto the next game now, just keep going and get these points from somewhere.”


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