JIMMY Floyd Hasselbaink said it was a frustrating afternoon as the game against Sheffield Wednesday descended into a battle.
The Brewers lost 2-0 but had chances and felt they should have had a penalty.
“We couldn’t get the quality we wanted,” said the Brewers manager. “We weren’t calm enough to pass the ball as we wanted to.
“It wasn’t the kind of game we wanted it to be, it was more a fighting game. We scrapped but the quality of the game was really poor at times.
“Looking at Sheffield Wednesday and the players they have got they didn’t really create a lot. But they scored a goal from a set piece and that’s where we need to do better. That’s the worrying and disappointing thing about it.”
The Brewers had chances to level but conceded a second with 10 minutes left.
“We had to go a little bit more attacking and that’s where they got the space and scored again,” said Hasselbaink.
“But I think we should have had a penalty and there was no advantage at the end of the day.”
Christian Saydee came on as a second half sub and impressed on his debut.
Hasselbaink said: “I was pleased with his performance. He put himself about, gave us something different. It’s important to encourage him.”
Overall the manager was disappointed with the result and felt the conditions didn’t help the Brewers.
“But we still have to try and improve by trying to pass the ball better,” he said.