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ANDY GARNER'S VERDICT: ROCHDALE (A)

5 January 2019

ANDY Garner says that victory for the Brewers at Rochdale was "a brilliant result."

The Albion first team coach said: "It keeps the unbeaten run going and we are in the top half of the table now.

"It took time to get over that disapointment of being relegated but we know we are a good side in this division. We have played good football but have been unlucky at times, have not taken our chances and then conceded at the other end.

"It shows that if you are solid and don't give anything away we can beat most of the teams in this division. Hopefully, we have got over those problems now and can kick on."

The Brewers earned a 4-0 victory thanks to goals from Liam Boyce and a Marcus Harness hat-trick - his first league goals for the Brewers,

Garner said: "We are delighted for Marcus. He's a great lad and he's working his socks off. We have told him to keep going and that he would get the opportunities eventually and now he's on a run and doing well.

"We have had a go at him for not hitting the target  but all the finishes today were fantastic and we are all so pleased for him.

"We are now seeing what he is all about and it's important he keeps the run going and keeps working hard. If he does that it will be very hard to take him out of the team.

"We are also delighted for Liam Boyce. He has recovered well from his injury and when he came on he was controlling the ball, bringing others into play and then capped it off with a goal as well.

"It's a vital three points and ninth place tonight is very, very pleasing."

The only downside was a groin injury that forced Stephen Quinnn off early in the game.

Garner said: "We knew he had a niggle but he's a brilliant professional and wants to play but he's brave enough and big enough to tell us he's not quite right and to come off. We don't want him missing games so he will see how he is."


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