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MANAGER'S VERDICT: CREWE

5 December 2020

JAKE Buxton is happy to extend his team’s unbeaten run and take the positives from a 1-1 draw after conceding a late equaliser against Crewe.

Sam Hughes put Albion ahead from a corner and it looked like that would seal the points until Crewe came up with a spectacular overhead goal to secure a draw.

The Brewers manager said: “It’s three unbeaten which is positive. We defended well again, we were together, and we worked hard.

“We didn’t make the most of our counter attacking opportunities but all in all it was a good point because of the number of passes and possession Crewe had. We are disappointed with the timing of conceding the goal after getting our noses in front but that’s all.

“Our goal was a great delivery, and it was one of those games where you thought a set piece might win it.

“But it has been a big three games for us. We asked the same lads to again and I knew it would be a tough ask after 75 minutes - but we are three unbeaten.

“And it has taken an overhead kick of the highest quality to score against us today. The lads are doing the right thing and are defending well. Bostwick and Hughes have a good partnership now and are looking solid along with O’Hara, Daniel and Brayford.

“It’s inevitable if you are one up late in the game that you will get pressure. You need people then to stand up and see it out, but the lads didn’t do much wrong it was just a high-quality finish.”

It means Albion are still looking for that elusive clean sheet.

Buxton said: “The team do deserve a clean sheet. Shrewsbury away we deserved a clean sheet and at Sunderland on Tuesday. It will come if we continue doing the right things as we have done today.


“We were close today and just needed to do a little bit more to see out the game.

“But if we turn the clock back a couple of weeks we were losing at home to Northampton and this is a much better feeling tonight. “


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