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MANAGER'S VERDICT: GILLINGHAM

11 September 2021

JMMY Floyd Hasselbaink had to settle for a point in a game the Brewers might have won with some good opportunities in the final third of the game.

The Brewers manager said: “We could have won it but we could also have lost it as well.”

“In the first half we didn’t do as well as I would have liked, but in the second half we were the better team and we could have won it as we tried to disturb them.

“But they are a really good side at what they do. Oliver causes you trouble and they have players like Carayol around him who is the first player since I have been here who has given Tom Hamer problems.”

Albion went behind to a Vadaine Oliver effort but scored just after the interval through Kane Hemmings.

Hasselbaink said: “We knew we needed to play out from the back to cause them problems in the final third. We then needed to come up with something individual, or work the goalkeeper and that was not always right.

“I’m pleased for Kane. It’s always good to get your name on the scoresheet and hopefully it’s the first of many.”
The best chance to win it came when new signing Daniel Jebbison was clean through on goal.

Hasselbaink said: “It was a great opportunity, but he got on the end of it. These chances he needs to be more confident with but at least he got in there and now we can work on him finishing these chances off.”

Harry Chapman also might have had a penalty after going down under a challenge in the box.

Hasselbaink said: “Harry is a confident boy. He understands the game and he gives you something different. He had a lot of good moments, especially in the first half.

“I thought it was a penalty. The referee said it was shoulder to shoulder, but their player isn’t looking at the ball and just pushed him.”


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