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8 October 2022

DINO Maamria says it was a great point for his side following the 1-1 draw away at Peterborough United this afternoon.

Albion went a goal behind shortly after half time with Jonson Clarke-Harris giving the home side the lead with a close-ranger header past Ben Garratt. Maamria was happy though with the resilience shown by his side to leave with a share of the spoils after Victor Adeboyejo equalised with a clinical volley on 75 minutes.

“It's great point to come to this place against players of Championship qualities and to get a point.

“They've been winning games and it's always a tough place to come to and we were worthy of at least a point."

The Brewers manager said he was disappointed with conceding at the time his side did, especially after such a strong first half, but reiterated his delight at the character his side shown to come back with an equalizer.

“I’d not even had chance to open my bottle of water and everything we spoke about at half time had gone out of the window.

“We said about not giving anything away because these (Peterborough) are very good when they come out in the second half.

“You know, you can see the goal is a really, really sloppy goal and we didn't squeeze quick enough - we didn't move across and we have to close gaps, which is something we worked on.

“Mistakes will happen but I feel really positive that we came from behind to get the draw.

Maamria was also full of praise for Victor Adeboyejo, after the striker scored his sixth league goal of the season.

“He's fantastic player, said Maamria.

“His hunger, his desire to improve every day is great. The beautiful smile on his face every day is something that I love to see and those type of players are very coachable, very humbled.

“He works his socks off, and he deserves his goal record. They couldn’t handle him really and he thinks the referee’s don’t protect him enough. There was a lot of shirt pulling and there is a lot more that he deals with, but yeah, he's a tremendous player and he's an asset club.”

Adrian Mariappa also made his debut after signing yesterday for the Brewers, partnering Sam Hughes in the center of defence.

“The Mariappa signing was announced at six o'clock last night and he makes his debut at three o'clock this afternoon.

“I thought his voice, his organisation in the team and the presence he gave the team was a massive lift.

“I've got to give the credit to Kelly our Club Secretary and my Assistant Manager Chris Beardsley who have worked tirelessly with the time difference in Australia and having to get the paperwork through.”

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