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9 October 2021

LUCAS Akins believes the Brewers first half performance was the reason that his side came away empty handed against Plymouth Argyle this afternoon.

Albion went in two goals behind at half time at Home Park following a strike by Argyle midfielder Conor Grant and a counter attacking goal finished by former Albion loanee Ryan Broom.

“The first half, we didn’t get to grips with what Plymouth were doing.

“We work on these kinds of things all week and we didn’t give ourselves the best opportunity possible, said Akins.

“To concede just before half time was disappointing and the manner also in which we conceded from our own attacking play is something that we don’t want to be associated with.

“We work so hard in training to prevent sides from counter attacking against us and ultimately it was our first half performance that cost us.”

Akins scored the Brewers 700th goal since joining the Football League in the second half to give Albion hope, but it wasn’t enough to take away anything from the game despite a number of good chances to draw level.

“It would have been nice to have scored a milestone goal in a game that hasn’t ended in defeat. We came out in the second half and showed character. We changed formation, got hold of possession and had more of a foothold on the game,” said Akins.

“It’s disappointing as it’s a long trip and especially for the fans to have to come all this way, we wanted to put on a performance for them and get a result to take home.

“We appreciate the fans efforts and thank them for coming down to Plymouth.”

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