DINO Maamria says his team are getting “better and better” after recording another home win to move to 14th in the League One table.
The 1-0 victory over Cambridge was secured thanks to a 28th minute strike from Mark Helm, some determined defending when Cambridge pushed for an equaliser in the second half and one stunning save from Jordan Amissah.
The Brewers manager said: “It was a very good performance; we played some really good football and got the balance right. We controlled the middle of the park and scored one and could have got two or three. We should have had a penalty when the referee played the advantage. We hit the post but should have really got the penalty.
“Overall, we knew what they were going to do in terms of playing long balls to their forwards and we dealt with that really well.
“It was a weird feeling before kick off as we have been up for it in every game and there has been so much at stake but now we are safe. I told the lads that they each have to find their own motivation and that as a team we still need to keep winning games. We knew it would be tough, but we have our standards and the skipper inspires everyone around him.
“I have to mention some really good performances. Jordan Amissah deserved his start. Craig MacGillivray has been brilliant for us, but I promised Jordi some game time. He has been part of the team and a huge part of what we have been doing and getting that clean sheet tonight is testament to him.
“He made a brilliant save at the end and he’s got that in him as he is a really good goalkeeper and that’s why we brought him here. It’s great to have two top keepers in the squad.”
John Brayford and Sam Hughes were awesome at the back, Deji was at his best and what a performance from Mark Helm. He’s a top, top player and getting better and better. Ben Radcliffe has been out on loan and came on and was terrific as well so loads of positives.”
It’s now onto the final home game of the season on Sunday against MK Dons.
Maamria said: “We want to finish the season in good spirits and Sunday will be another big game for us.”