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MANAGER'S VERDICT: WIGAN

12 April 2022

JIMMY Floyd Hasselbaink was pleased with the performance but disappointed his battling Brewers didn’t get the win he believed they deserved.

It was two clean sheets in a row for Albion and only a spectacular goal line clearance at the death denied the Brewers a victory over league leaders Wigan.

But the second consecutive draw against promotion-chasing opposition gives the Brewers a platform to build on.

Hasselbaink said: “We should have won tonight. We were tremendous. After Saturday, which was a good performance, it was better again. We had lots of chances, good chances. They had one in the first half where we needed our keeper to stand up and make an important save but that was all we gave them.

“Wigan are a very good team. They are not top of the league because of luck. They are at it week-in, week-out and they have good players and a good team ethic. But we made them look ordinary today and I think we should have won. Only a great clearance from their player denied us at the end and we had lots of other chances as well.

“I’m very pleased with the performance, but not the result. But it’s another clean sheet which is important. I told the boys if we keep on putting in these kind of performances, and keep knocking on the door, eventually we will get the rub of the green.

“I look at performances and they have been really good. They have to stay at this level and the wins will follow.”

There was special praise for Michael Mancienne from the manager.

Hasselbaink said: “It was a tremendous performance, the amount of effort he puts in, the tackles he puts in keeps us on the front foot and gives the other players an example.”


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