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MANAGER'S REACTION: PETERBOROUGH UTD (A)

25 November 2023

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MANAGER'S REACTION: PETERBOROUGH UTD (A)

25 November 2023

DINO Maamria said that his side didn’t deserve any more than they got following today’s 4-0 defeat away at Peterborough.

The Brewers manager described his side as very ‘passive’ throughout today’s encounter, but says his side must learn quickly from the result and have a positive mindset heading into Tuesday’s home fixture against Portsmouth.

“I think putting everything aside, we were way too passive and that’s why we lost 4-0. We worked throughout the week on the way they play and the patterns they do. We didn’t get going and we didn’t show pride in our performance as a group”, said Maamria.

“Peterborough are a very good side and are hard to play against when you have even your best team out there. Today we were missing five of arguably our best players, with four of our defenders and Joe Powell as our holding midfielder, and if you take that away from any side then you are going to always struggle and it’s going to be difficult. However, putting the injuries aside, I think that if you want to come to Peterborough and get anything you have to disturb their rhythm and manage the tempo of the game, but we didn’t show enough controlled aggression or passion to compete in terms of duels.

“We can’t dwell on it. We are where we are – we have to stay positive and that was my message after the game. We draw a line under it.”

Academy graduate Will Tamen made his debut in today’s game and Maamria believes that the 17-year-old’s performance is one of the main positives to come out of the defeat.

“Will didn’t deserve to be on the end of that result today. As a 17-year-old making his debut, I thought he was tremendous. He played really well and that’s one of the positives we can take.

“Kwadwo Baah, when he came on the second half, he was another really positive of today. I thought the subs that came on all did well.”

Maamria also confirmed that defender Tom Hamer is set to be out for around 3 months due to a knee injury.


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