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HASSELBAINK GIVES INJURY UPDATE AHEAD OF MK DONS GAME

19 March 2021

THE Brewers will be without Michael Bostwick and Danny Rowe as they prepare for back-to- back home games.

Albion take on MK Dons tomorrow and then Shrewsbury on Tuesday night before getting a short rest after the postponement of the Fleetwood fixture on March 27 due to international call ups.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink will be looking to continue the Brewers unbeaten run, which stretched to seven matches after the 1-1 daw at Blackpool on Tuesday.

Hasselbaink said: “There has been a lot of matches in a short space of time, and we want to play with a high intensity so it might be taking its toll physically, but I personally think it’s more mental than physical. The mental side of the game is the hardest part. The body is stronger than people think. It’s brains that need to be refreshed and kept sharp.

“The boys were disappointed they didn’t win on Tuesday and it’s good to see that but we were playing a very good team.”

It reminds the Brewers though not to take winning for granted after the six victories in succession.


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Hasselbaink said: “We have to remember that we won those six games before Blackpool by working really hard and by putting ourselves in the position to win them. I don’t think we did that fully on Tuesday, but we will have to do that again tomorrow.”

Hasselbaink, however confirmed that his team will have to again manage without central defender Michael Bostwick.

“He won’t be ready for tomorrow but maybe for Tuesday. Danny Rowe who came off on Tuesday had a scan yesterday and it’s not a tear in his hamstring. It’s a bit of a spasm so he won’t be out for too long.”

MK Dons have won their last two games and Hasselbaink knows that his team will have to be on their game.

He said: “We can’t be as loose as on Tuesday as MK Dons are even better with the ball than Blackpool and will punish us. We have to be better with and without the ball. We still need points, so we have to turn up and do things right.”

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