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MANAGER'S VERDICT: IPSWICH

15 December 2020

JAKE Buxton was disappointed to see the Brewers four-game unbeaten run come to an end with a 2-1 defeat at Ipswich.

The Brewers recovered from conceding an early goal to level through Joe Powell but conceded with ten minutes to go to return empty handed.

The Brewers manager said: “We are disappointed with the result as in the position we are in we are looking for points but overall the performance was good. The lads were disappointed with the goals we conceded but we created opportunities, played some good football and the togetherness and attitude is correct.

“We conceded in the first passage of play for Ipswich, a long ball and we didn’t quite deal with it and it’s a classy finish. But there is no question about the character in the group and we responded well and scored a cracking goal ourselves after that.”

It was a messy goal at the end that cost the Brewers with the ball bouncing around in the box.

Buxton said: “We talk about first contact and trying to stop crosses coming into your box especially when the opposition has a 6ft 4 centre forward. We allowed a ball to come into the box, Sam Hughes did get first contact but we didn’t get the height and distance and then there was a little bit of a mix up, Kieran O’Hara makes a great save and we aren’t alive to the second ball.

“But overall in terms of the performance, what the lads are showing on a daily basis in training and going into the past five games I’m happy with that as we aren’t doing much wrong.

“I know the position we are in and the table doesn’t lie and we know we need points.”

Albion could have had a point with a gilt-edged chance for Lucas Akins at the death.

Buxton said: “Lucas is kicking himself and is a little bit down as he knows the position we are in and he has been at the club a long time. We had a lot of opportunities on Saturday to get three points. Tonight, was a bit more against the run of play. It’s one of those things and we have to move onto the next game.

“We have a big game on Saturday, and we are looking for three points.”


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