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MANAGER'S VERDICT | MORECAMBE (A)

2 April 2022

BURTON Albion manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink labelled his side’s defeat to Morecambe this afternoon as "a day to learn."

Albion suffered a disappointing 3-0 defeat at the Mazuma Stadium this afternoon with goals from Arthur Gnahoua, Adam Phillips and Cole Stockton either side of the break condemning the Brewers to a second successive away defeat.

The Brewers' task was made harder by a red card for Conor Shaughnessy between the first and second goals, with the Irishman shown a straight red for a challenge on Dylan Connolly.

Hasselbaink was asked whether this was a day to forget for the Brewers - but insisted that his side need to learn from afternoons like this.

“It is not a day for us to forget," said Hasselbaink. "It is a day for us to learn from.

"It is a day to learn as a team and as individuals.

“We still have a lot to learn, we had a good spell early on in the season but now we going through a difficult time.

“Before the red card, we were still not in the game which is disappointing for us.

"We never calmed down on the ball which is something we practiced all week, that was the most disappointing thing for us.

“When you play with 10 men and you’re 2-0 behind, you have to score the goal to make it 2-1 and we didn’t do that.

Hasselbaink said that the players cannot afford to feel sorry for themselves, but must instead try and pick themselves up for the remainder of the campaign.

“We have to pick our players back up, we can’t feel sorry for ourselves," said Hasselbaink.

“All games at this moment in time are going to be difficult, so it is all about our character and how we go about ourselves.

“We now need to look at ourselves and then go again.”


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