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MANAGER'S VERDICT: MORECAMBE

15 October 2021

JIMMY Floyd Hasselbaink was satisfied with the three points tonight but still expects more from his team.

Albion ran out 3-2 winners at home to Morecambe and the manager was “very happy” with the result if not the goals conceded.

He said: “We started with a goal against that was not like us – organisation wise we can do much better. But it did not keep us down. We kept on believing and scored straight after which was a big help. In 20 minutes, we were winning 2-1, we were in control of the game and could have scored more goals.”

Hasselbaink wants more calmness in front of goal, which he says will result in more goals.

“We looked really dangerous from set pieces today and in open play as well. But when we countered them, we should have done better and done better with the final pass and should have finished them off.

“They have a striker who is a predator and who is waiting for his moment so we have to control that, and we did for the majority of the game, then Tom’ O’Connor scores the third goal, and we could go on to win 4-1 or 5-1.”

Instead, Albion conceded a second at the death which disappointed Hasselbaink.

“I’m not happy with that. We need to be more resilient. We need to be seeing it through. It’s one more minute. We can’t have that goal against. We want that professionalism, that toughness and that’s like Wimbledon away so we will talk about it on Monday.

“But overall. I’m happy. Yes, at times we should do better with the ball, but we are still a work in progress. It was alright today, not brilliant, but OK and solid so we are happy with the three points.”


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