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The Reaction: Brighton 1 Blues 0

Posted: Sat 11 Jan 2014
Author: Andy Walker

The Reaction: Brighton 1 Blues 0

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Blues boss Lee Clark and Chris Burke share their thoughts on the 1-0 defeat at Brighton & Hove Albion.

Lee Clark on his side's performance...

"I'm frustrated for the players as I think they've given me absolutely everything once again. The effort and the commitment was there for everybody to see. In the first two thirds of the pitch, we've passed the ball really well but we're just a little bit frustrated with our work in the final third. We got ourselves in tremendous positions behind their full backs on numerous occasions and the quality of our final pass wasn't up to the required standard."

 

Clark highlights a few individual performances...

"I thought Hayden Mullins was outstanding alongside Paul (Robinson) at the back and obviously our goalkeeper (Darren Randolph) was terrific and young Reece Brown was really good when he came on. For a 17-year-old boy, he did extremely well. He's a confident young man and in my opinion probably in terms of technical ability, Reece is probably the best in the football club so now is the time he's been unleashed and I think there will be a few more opportunities for him in the not too distant future with the first-team."
 

Clark looks ahead...

"The unbeaten run has gone now and I've said to the players that the challenge now is to have another go at that because with the performance today, there's nothing wrong. They've been  terrific, yes, we've had a little set back with the result but not a problem and we'll go again."

Chris Burke on the result...

"I think we could have nicked something. We are disappointed that we got beat. I think in the last 10 games we've had games like that and drawn. Sometimes your luck runs out.
When you're playing a team away from home, they have more chances and more shots and Darren Randolph made two or three good saves. Other than that we handled it quite well."

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