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MANAGER'S VERDICT: AFC WIMBLEDON

22 October 2019

NIGEL Clough thought his team should have been “out of sight” with chances created against Wimbledon.

The Brewers won 1-0 thanks to a David Templeton first half goal but couldn’t cash in as they kept pushing forward.

Clough said: “We are pleased with the win and the clean sheet but the 1-0 doesn’t do the game justice. With better finishing tonight we would have won by a lot more as we dominated the game from start to finish.

“We weren’t hanging on, but they were putting a few balls into our box in the last few minutes when we should have been out of sight. We played a lot of good football and with more confidence and better finishing we would win the game three, four or five nil.”

The Brewers manager said his team are continuing to play well and only conversion of chances is holding them back.

“Finishing is the difference in most leagues. Those teams who can finish and score goals are at the top. A lot of teams create chances – not as many as we do – but don’t take them. But our conversion rate is particularly low from chances created and that’s the difference.

“David Templeton has come in and nicked a goal for us and we need that when we don’t have someone who is consistently scoring and putting some of those chances away which we are creating.

“We had a very good hour from Temps tonight and ultimately his goal has won us the game.

“It was important to get that win with three home games coming up and we can now look forward to Blackpool on Saturday and Leicester after that. It would be good to go into the Leicester game with another victory if we can or if not stay unbeaten.”


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