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GARRATT: OUR EFFORTS WERE REWARDED

15 August 2021

BURTON Albon’s penalty hero Ben Garratt said his side ‘worked their socks off’ in our 2-1 victory against Ipswich Town at the Pirelli Stadium.

The Brewers stopper made a full-stretch save to deny former teammate and Brewer Scott Fraser from the spot while the game was level at 1-1.

Garratt said: “Altogether I think all of the lads worked their socks off.

"I thought we started the game well, took the lead and then dug in and worked hard in the second half.”

The penalty save gave Albion added ammunition to secure the victory, getting penalty of their own in the latter stages of the game. Lucas Akins, despite missing in the shootout against Oxford in midweek, calmly slotted home to give Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's side the victory.

“It’s one of those events that I guess can give everybody a lift and I think it did on Saturday," said Garratt.

"I thought the lads were brilliant, the shift they put in was outstanding and we ended up getting our reward for that.

“With the analyst Sean (O'Callaghan) and Andy (Quy) the goalkeeper coach we go through things like these and sometimes they come off. Luckily I managed to save this one and I thought the lads were brilliant on the rebound as well to snuff that one out.

“We were spending big spells of the game on top looking dangerous, while also looking very solid defensively at the same time which I think is important as we like to play with that solid base."

With two wins from the first two league games, Garratt said the squad need to continue this great start to the season.

“It’s a great start, that’s why we work so hard for six or seven weeks in pre-season. Now it is important that we kick on from that.”


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