Date: 18th August 2014 at 8:55pm
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Manager Wayne Burnett and first team coach Warren Hackett have both given their thoughts following our two one defeat to Burton Albion on Saturday.

Starting with the gaffer who was talking to the press following the game – quotes from Burton Mail.

Burnett called the display ‘unacceptable’ in the second half as we succumbed to two late goals in the game to hand them victory, following a fantastic first half showing and Jamie Cureton giving us the lead.

‘I thought we edged it in the first half but we weren’t so good in the second and an onslaught came at us. I don’t think the first one was a penalty – he’s won the ball quite clearly but the referee doesn’t have that benefit of a replay. The second goal was an absolute joke for us. We’ve allowed someone to take a touch, turn, and shoot at goal in our box. It’s not acceptable and it’s not good enough.’

The gaffer goes on to say that if you allow players that time and space you are always going to end up punished and we are far better than that, so the bottom line is we need to be better, braver and stronger.

Hackett was similarly hacked off at the full time whistle and he told the official site that the overriding feeling at full time was one of frustration because we’ve lost a game when the very least we should’ve come out with was a point.

‘It was very frustrating, we controlled large parts of the game. It was a very effective away performance in respect to going one in front and having control of the football and restricting Burton to long balls. It’s always a concern conceding goals, coming from a defensive background I don’t want to concede any goals, as a team we’re working on it.’

Unfortunately the stats do read eleven goals conceded in three games now, but obviously that includes the completely freak six all in the Cup, and Hackett acknowledges we are very good and productive going forward but we definitely need to tighten up at the back now and get some strength and solidarity back.