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13 September 2022

Club News


13 September 2022

DINO Maamria said that he can see the foundations of what he’s trying to do with the Brewers squad, despite defeat at home to Portsmouth.

Taking his first game in charge of the team he was pleased with the response from the players and believes there are positives to build on.

Albion went down 2-0 to second placed Portsmouth with Sam Hughes diverting the ball into his own net and Colby Bishop grabbing a late goal to seal the points.

Albion were unlucky to have a goal disallowed for a marginal offside that could have put them right back in it.

Maamria said: “I wanted to see the team play with energy, with passion, play on the front foot and I think everyone walked away from the ground seeing that these boys gave everything they have got tonight.

“The subs that came on helped us push forward and hopefully our fans can see what Sam Winnall and Mustapha Carayol will give us going forward.

“I thought Ciaran Gilligan was outstanding on his first start and he epitomises what Burton Albion is all about.

“Overall, as a team we gave everything but unfortunately didn’t get the result and we are disappointed with that but losing against Portsmouth won’t define us as a team. There are certain games we have to win, and we know that Portsmouth are a very good team who are right at the top of the league for a reason.

“But we had good chances to score, and their first goal was unfortunate. Stuff like that will happen and we have to be resilient and stay level-headed.

“We need to keep improving and I know what we need to work on on the training ground.

“The main thing tonight was that we saw a team that was full of energy and had the desire to win.

"Our fans were outstanding, and I love the energy in the stadium tonight and that’s something we need to build on. That atmosphere tonight was what Burton Albion is about and that’s what we want to bring back.”

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