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MANAGER'S VERDICT | BLACKPOOL (A)

16 March 2021

MANAGER Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink felt 1-1 was a fair result against a good side as Burton Albion shared the points with Blackpool at Burton Albion this evening.

The Brewers took a first-half lead through defender Hayden Carter’s third goal for the club, a header from close range, but were pegged back by a driven finish from Luke Garbutt in the second period.

Both sides had chances to win the game as the minutes wore on, but Hasselbaink felt the point was still a positive one against a good side.

“In the first half we played well, created a few chances, scored a goal and were in control,” said Hasselbaink.

“In the second, they made a substitution and changed, and it was difficult for us at times.

“But they are a very good team, very well organised and drilled, difficult to break down. At the end of the day I think it’s a fair result.

“They scored a little bit from our mistake, which is the only disappointment about it, because I think we could have cleared that ball.

“But coming to Blackpool and getting a point is not a bad thing.

“Of course you want to win, and we got our noses in front, so you want to still take (maximum points). But I don’t think we kicked on in the second half.

“We played the result a little bit instead of kicking on and doing what you need to do to make it 2-0. We didn’t do that well enough.

“But it can’t always go your way. If you look overall at the match it’s a well-deserved point.

“I don’t think we were as sharp as we have been, especially in the pressing, but on the other hand Blackpool did well.”

And now, for Hasselbaink and Albion, attentions turn to a home game against MK Dons back at the Pirelli Stadium on Saturday.

“We keep on going and the boys have given everything again (tonight),” said the Brewers boss.

“The next game comes quick, and now it’s whether we can win that one, put in a good performance, get back to our best and try to take three points.

“It’ll be difficult against another good team but that’s all we can do.”


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