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MANAGER'S VERDICT: CREWE

18 September 2021

JIMMY Floyd Hasselbaink was disappointed with the performance of his Brewers side as they went down 2-0 to Crewe.

A red card for Charlie Lakin on 67 minutes made the task twice as difficult for Albion.

The Brewers manager said: “It was disappointing today on all fronts. I hope it’s just a one off and I certainly didn’t see it coming to be honest. We weren’t great against Gillingham but at least there was something there.

“I think today it was more about us not doing the things we normally do and making it difficult for the opposition. We were always rushed and lost balls in silly areas. Then we had an own goal against and it’s one of those days.

“There was a lack of intensity but there was a lot that was not right. We didn’t pass the ball well, we didn’t get behind them. We didn’t stretch them, not until the 40th minute through Jonny Smith and then it’s too late.

“We need to understand that we have had a little bit of success and teams are now going to look at us and we need to keep doing the things we have done well and add something else. Today we didn’t play as a team and that’s not us.

“We need to get better with the ball, without the ball, remain organised and today we were a little bit too all over the place.”

The red card killed Albion’s hopes of salvaging something from the game and came as Hasselbaink was looking to make a change to step it up.

He said: “The first yellow card was very early in the game and if you do that you have to give other yellows but that didn’t happen. That was disappointing.”

Kane Hemmings also missed a golden opportunity to get Albion on level terms.

Hasselbaink said: “Kane should have scored that and made it 1-1. He knows that. First half we had a few opportunities and we needed to hit the target but didn’t. Those are things that when you are not in the game you don’t take them.”


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