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MANAGER'S VERDICT: BLACKPOOL

31 October 2020

JAKE Buxton said the performance levels from his team were not up to standard after watching the Brewers go down 2-1 to Blackpool.

Albion looked to be back in the game and pushing for a winner after Charles Vernam’s introduction forced an equaliser but after conceding a penalty, the Brewers were condemned to defeat.

Buxton said: “We are disappointed today. We have said that if performances are correct then results will come but today we didn’t put either together. Performance levels were not up to expectations and we had four or five under par, and when you have that number of players not coming up to the level you are not going to win games.

“The way we are conceding goals and giving opponents a head start is costing us and will continue to cost us if we don’t cut that out of our game.

“We started OK, but we shouldn’t get too conned by the fact that we had opportunities in the first half as we didn’t start with the intensity we have done in the last couple of games. We did look a bit jaded and leggy, which might be to expected as the majority of the lads were going again on the back of Peterborough but I still expected them to start better than we did.”

Buxton was frustrated that after getting back level the game was given away.

He said: “We scored the goal and had a little bit of momentum. We looked fresher as Charles gives us that threat and at that point it looked like we were the only side putting on pressure and squeezing for a goal.

“Then we give a corner away, don’t defend the box well enough and give a silly penalty away and at the minute we are giving the opposition one if not two goals a game very cheaply and we won’t pick up points if we continue to do that.

“It’s happening far too much now, and it needs to change.

“There was a lot not right today and it’s exactly the same group as Tuesday night. Big performances on Tuesday and lots of 8 or 9s out of 10 and today it was 5 or 6 out of ten and it’s not enough.”


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