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1What Parkinson Thought - Burton Albion Empty What Parkinson Thought - Burton Albion on Sat Dec 16 2017, 22:11

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Wanderers saw their two-and-a-half month unbeaten run at Macron Stadium come to an end as they suffered a disappointing 1-0 defeat against relegation-rivals Burton Albion on Saturday.

David Wheater had the Whites' best chance as he saw his header bounce down onto the line off the crossbar, but Bolton rarely threatened visiting goalkeeper Steven Bywater as Lloyd Dyer's strike sealed the points for the Brewers.

Speaking to bwfc.co.uk following the final whistle, manager Phil Parkinson covered the following points...

On what went wrong…

It’s hugely disappointing, we started the game brightly. We’ve conceded the goal and, as Burton have shown last year and this year, they sit back and soak up pressure on their travels. We needed a bit more quality to get back in the game. The attempt they’ve scored with, we’ve had four or five similar situations where we haven’t made the goalkeeper work or it’s straight at him. We needed to show more quality in those situations. It’s a hugely disappointing afternoon for us and we need to make sure we dust ourselves down and come back strongly from this defeat.

On missed opportunities…

If we’d got the first goal or got back into the game, you’d have fancied us to go on and win it but we couldn’t find that moment of quality. It wasn’t through a lack of effort. We went a bit flat after the goal but no-one hid away from the ball in the second half. We gave it away cheaply at times but the lads kept going. We made the changes from the bench to add some freshness to the team but it wasn’t to be.

On the relegation fight…

It’s always going to be tight with the way the results have gone today. We just need to make sure that come January, we have picked up enough points to stay in contention. We’ve played well at home recently and picked up some great results. Today is a setback but it is not going to completely define the season.

On next week’s game against Cardiff City…

We’ll return to training on Monday morning and need to make sure we have a good week. We need to be better and get better in certain areas, certainly in that final third. We face the team who are second in the league but we have shown in the past at home that we can compete with anyone. Today is a setback but it does not mean we can’t go into the Cardiff game not thinking we can get a result.

On the upcoming festive period…

One result can change it. Not many months ago, people had written us off completely. It was who would get relegated alongside us but now we’ve given ourselves a fighting chance. We’ve got to make sure that the whole squad is ready for this festive period because everyone will be needed. We will need to change the team around as we go along. We now need to get back on it in training and get ready for an important game next week.



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2What Parkinson Thought - Burton Albion Empty Re: What Parkinson Thought - Burton Albion on Sun Dec 17 2017, 18:15

bryan458

bryan458
Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
Parkinson looks and sounds  like a dead man walking. no eye contact head down waffling the same old shite !!!

3What Parkinson Thought - Burton Albion Empty Re: What Parkinson Thought - Burton Albion on Sun Dec 17 2017, 19:08

MartinBWFC

MartinBWFC
Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
Rabbit in headlights, asked about the Cardiff game and he looked a beaten man already.

4What Parkinson Thought - Burton Albion Empty Re: What Parkinson Thought - Burton Albion on Mon Dec 18 2017, 02:09

wanderlust


Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I still can't get past his comment elsewhere that he went into the game expecting a win. Piss poor attitude and I suspect the players approached the game in the same way.

5What Parkinson Thought - Burton Albion Empty Re: What Parkinson Thought - Burton Albion on Mon Dec 18 2017, 08:58

y2johnny


Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
Get rid now and lets ride the new manager high in the hope it keeps us up.

6What Parkinson Thought - Burton Albion Empty Re: What Parkinson Thought - Burton Albion on Wed Dec 20 2017, 07:09

Jack Russell

Jack Russell
Nicky Hunt
Nicky Hunt
He really does fill you with confidence ..dunno..

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