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MANAGER'S VERDICT: WIMBLEDON

9 February 2019

NIGEL Clough praised "a very professional" team performance as the Brewers ran out 2-0 winners at AFC Wimbledon.

Goals from Jamie Allen and David Templeton secured the win as Albion made it just one defeat in the last nine league games.

The Brewers manager said: "We scored two excellent team goals, the first one especially, the passing and movement and the finish were brilliant. It was then important to get the second one and we really should have had a third when David Templeton had another good chance.

"It was great for Jamie Allen today to score one and help make one after having to come off so early last week. Kieran Wallace is knocking on the door and we thought about playing him today but wanted to play Jamie after the disappointment of last week.

"As a team we defended very well today, especially the second half. We gave too many corners and free kicks away in the first half, which is big threat for them, but after the break we restricted them to just a few skirmishes and Brad Collins hasn't had too much to do.

"We know we can play football and create chances but it's about getting that balance right and having that defensive resilience to keep clean sheets that's been making the difference in the last month or two - since Jake Buxton came back into the team.

"We lost John Brayford today and Josh Clarke but the two centre halves and the full backs were excellent. It was a good all round, solid team performance.

"You see the benefit of the recent draws now as the confidence is there from not losing games. It's a good little run and another three points and a clean sheet. We have another 15 games to do the same and with some tough away games coming up we have to show this resilience we have shown today."


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