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MANAGER'S VERDICT: FLEETWOOD TOWN

23 February 2019

NIGEL Clough was "disappointed" to see the Brewers six-game unbeaten league run come to an end with a 1-0 defeat to Fleetwood.

The Brewers boss said: "We didn't start the game as we wanted to. It looked like one team had a hard game in midweek and one team hadn't today. The start can be put down a little bit to Tuesday night and the effort that went in at Barnsley.

"But we knew exactly what Fleetwood would come and do. They have conceded the second least number of goals away from home in the league so you know they are going to be nice and solid and hit you on the break.

"I didn't think their goal was coming though. The first half was a bit of a nothing affair but we upped the tempo after the break then all of a sudden they break on us and end up with a tap in with one cross. It makes it very difficult for us after that.

"Marcus Harness was our most dangerous player this afternoon and had our best chance in the 95th minute.

"We got into some good positions but unfortunately our crossing wasn't good enough. Thery produced one good cross and it won them the game.

"We keep saying that if you can't win the game don't lose it and that message is still getting through. I wish we had been tight today and got a 0-0 - that's a far better feeling than losing 1-0. To lose our unbeaten run in this manner at home is extremely disappointing.

"You think you have reached a certain stage and we shouldn't be losing these kind of games. We had been making progress and feel like it's a step back by losing.

"Our endeavour here at the Pirelli has been very good all season but we haven't always turned it into results."


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