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POST-MATCH | Warne credits defensive resilience for Burton victory

11 December 2021

Paul Warne credited his side putting their bodies on the line - particularly in the second half - as his side recorded a 3-1 win against Burton Albion to extend their unbeaten run to 20 games in all competitions...

"If ever there was a game that was a game of two halves, it was today.

"I thought first half we were pretty scintillating and obviously allowed one chance on our goal, but apart from that I honestly thought we could have had four or five goals - we missed some gilt-edged chances.

"We started the second half pretty well because we scored straight away with the ball slipped through to Freddie, but after that, I thought it was all Burton for 43 minutes.

"They asked no end of questions and they were losing so they had to go for it quite obviously and we had to defend resolutely.

"We just didn't get going second half.

"What was good about us first half was that we were holding it up top and we were winning second balls and getting the ball out wide, which we just didn't do second half.

"In the end the third goal takes the pressure off us, although it was possibly undeserved from our play in the second half.

"We didn't defend crosses well enough but we did put our bodies on the line in the middle of the box.

"On another day in another season, we might have lost that but the lads have got a real confidence."

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