Still has no complaints over Hatters defeat

John Still
John Still

Hatters boss John Still had no complaints after his side saw their 11 game unbeaten run in the league ended by Burton Albion yesterday.

Town’s first trip to the Pirelli Stadium finished in disappointment, as the Brewers, with new manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink taking charge at home for the first time, ran out 1-0 winners.

Still said: “I was pleased with our performance, for the away team against a good side with a little bit of hype because a new manager has come, I thought we controlled large parts of the first half.

“We silenced the crowd, we kept the ball very, very well, played some reasonable football and Mark (Tyler) hasn’t really had anything to do.

“Second half, take the goal away, Mark hasn’t had anything to do and I thought the ascendancy was with us.

“But they’re a good side, they’ve won, good luck to them, I’m not disappointed with my team, in fact if I looked at the game, I think I would be more happy with my team than perhaps Jimmy would be with his team and that’s how I see, I’m not talking for him.

“But I’m pleased with how we played, the intensity, we kept going, everyone tried as hard as they can, we were just waiting for that opportunity to come, but it didn’t.

“Sometimes it’s not your day, but its been our day for quite a few times hasn’t it, so we’ll roll on again.”

The one disappointment Still did have was with how Town were eventually beaten, as unmarked full back Phil Edwards headed home from a corner just seconds after half time.

He added: “We conceded a goal from a corner which we don’t do.

“To be fair to Jonathan Smith, he’s put his hands up as he just lost the runner, other than that, we’ve done everything we can to win the game.

“I’m really pleased with the application. I’m disappointed with the result, but I’ll be disappointed sometime in the season I’m sure.”

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