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Barker: One of those days

29 December 2012

Blues skipper disappointed as unbeaten run comes to an end

Chris Barker says it was 'just one of those days' for Blues as the 14 game unbeaten run came to an end against Burton Albion.

Blues were undone by an early strike from Calvin Zola and a deflected Lee Bell strike, and Barker was frustrated with the way things went at the Pirelli Stadium.

He said: "The first goal we just switched off I think but at 1-0 there's always a chance to get back into the game.

"The second one was very disappointing because I think it was going nearer the corner flag before it hit me.

"When things like that happen you do think 'it's just one of those days' but at half-time we said we can get back in the game.

"A few balls into the box didn't go our way and they managed to clear, so it was disappointing that we couldn't get a goal.

"One defeat in 15 games isn't bad at all and if we can go on another run like that we'll be right in with a promotion chance."

Blues face Gillingham on New Years Day and Barker insists there is no better way to bounce back than in front of a big crowd at Roots Hall.

"We will be the chasing team on Saturday and really go for it because we want to catch them," he said.

"They are a very good side and we know it will be a tough game but it's the perfect opportunity to back bounce and show we're still a good side.

"You don't become a bad side overnight so we need to go out there and prove it on Tuesday.

"I'm expecting a big crowd because they are one of our rivals so hopefully we can put on a show for the home fans.

"I'd like to thank those who made the journey here to Burton for the game, we're frustrated we couldn't send them home with three points, but all through the game they were once again absolutely brilliant."

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