DEFENDER Tom Flanagan thinks that Burton Albion would have preferred to have had one more game before the international break to put their form right. However, he admits that it will give injured players the chance to recover.
The Brewers’ 3-1 defeat to Wolves was their last game until the 30th of March, when Nigel Clough’s side travel to Cardiff to face Neil Warnock’s high-flyers.
Burton suffered two defeats heading into the international break, and Flanagan says that the Brewers could have benefited from one more chance to pick up some points.
He said: I think with the performances of late, if we had one more game I think we would be happier. Obviously, it has been pretty packed and we have ended up playing four games in two weeks, with the Sheffield United game being called off, which isn’t ideal for us.
“I just think we needed one more game to carry on playing the way that we are playing and we might get that win. It is difficult going into an international break and having two weeks to think about [the Wolves] game.
“It was important that we did not take a dent in our morale [in the Wolves game] and we have not.”
The Brewers already had Will Miller, John Brayford, Ben Turner, Lucas Akins, Jamie Allen and Martin Samuelsen out before Marvin Sordell and Kyle McFadzean were forced off at half-time at Molinuex.
The Northern Ireland international hopes that the break will give some of the players who are currently out injured a chance to recover.
He said: “I’m saying that looking at the team who were out there [against Wolves], I’m sure if you asked the manager he is probably saying a completely different thing purely because of injuries and numbers.
“He is probably looking forward to the two weeks to give people a chance to get fit.”