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BUXTON REACTS TO POINT AT PETERBOROUGH

28 October 2020

MANAGER Jake Buxton says his players need to concentrate on the small details defensively but was pleased to take a point from in-form Peterborough United.

The Brewers twice came from behind to take their share of the spoils, with Kane Hemmings grabbing both to take his overall tally to four for the season.

Though Buxton said there was plenty to work on for his side from that defensive point of view, he was sure to let his players know what a good point they picked up at the Weston Homes Stadium.

“I said to the players ‘do not underestimate the point we’ve got there’,” said Buxton.

“There were a lot of emotions throughout the game. The way we conceded the goals, we could easily have lost it with the timing of the goals and the manner we conceded the first.

“The small details at the minute we’re not quite getting right, defensively at set plays and in general play, and we’re giving too many fouls away.

“But like we’ve said numerous times, the character of the group, the way we’re playing with the ball and the football we play to score goals is really good, and we’re having to work tremendously hard to score.

“A lot of the time we’re giving cheap goals away. But I’m very proud of them and it puts us in a positive mood heading into Saturday (at home to Blackpool).”

Wolves loanee Niall Ennis was handed his first start at Peterborough, picking up an assist for Hemmings’ first - a brilliant team move - and generally impressing on the right-hand side for Albion.

Buxton was also keen to praise the performances of midfielders Stephen Quinn and Steven Lawless following their recent performances.

“The performances of certain players who’ve come in the team (have been impressive),” Buxton added.

“The young players. Stevie Lawless who has come down from Scotland and found his feet, his performances have been very good in the last two games.

“You’re asking them to go twice in quick succession and they did that. Niall Ennis got his first start and looked a threat. We had to protect him and take him off because of the hamstring injury he’s had over the summer.

“Stephen Quinn was outstanding again in the middle of the park. Sam Hughes and John-Joe O’Toole are building a relationship and performing to a high standard.”

Photo kind courtesy of Joe Dent/Peterborough United FC.


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