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Individual errors are costing us dear

13 September 2013

Phil Brown says the whole complexion of the game changed when Scunthorpe went ahead

Phil Brown admitted mistakes can change football matches as Blues slipped to their fourth defeat in a row against Scunthorpe United at a sodden Roots Hall.

Ben Coker’s error midway through the second half handed Chris Iwelumo an easy chance to make it 1-0 to the visitors.

And Brown was disappointed by the response of his players after going behind.

He said: “Before the mistake I could only see one team in control of the game and that was us, but things like that change football matches.

“One week it’s Ben Coker, another it’s Luke Prosser and another it is Adam Thompson. Unfortunately individual errors are costing us at the moment.

“We dominated the first half and should have been ahead but we didn’t manage to and came in level at half-time.

“Unfortunately we lost our way in the second half and once they scored we didn’t respond in the right manner.

“I made changes but maybe I should’ve kept it the same because we were on top.

“The pitch was becoming heavier and we just didn’t seem to be playing football and that was a real shame.”

Brown added he would not be berating Coker for his error, having seen him put in a number of excellent performances so far this season.

He added: “Ben has been outstanding for us this season so far and he did nothing else wrong tonight apart from that one mistake that cost us.

“I’ll be sticking by him and we’ll go again during the week. We’ll all have to pick him up off the floor because he’s down at the minute but we’re a tight group here and we’ll get him through.”

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