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Reaction: Sol Campbell on point against Burton Albion

4 December 2019

Blues boss Sol Campbell felt his side didn’t make the most of their numerical advantage following his side’s 1-1 draw against Burton Albion on Tuesday night.

The Brewers were reduced to 10 men after Stephen McLaughlin had given Blues the lead in the 21st minute.

But Scott Fraser’s free kick shortly into the second half meant Blues only came away from the Pirelli Stadium with a point, and Campbell gave his reaction after the game.

On whether he was pleased with a point or disappointed not to win…

Beggars can’t be choosers. It’s a point that we’ve secured but for me we didn’t utilise the extra man on the pitch and that’s disappointing. Nothing comes easy and we have to work and work and work.

We got a goal and their goalkeeper Kieran O’Hara has also made a great save. We’ve just got to keep on working. When you’re down there you have to scrap, keep on trying to play well, right attitude, the right intensity. That’s what we had in the first half, but after that we should have utilised the extra man and we didn’t.

It’s something to build on, and I think a month ago we would’ve lost that game.

On his view of the red card…

Hopper couldn’t stop himself and maybe there’s a few hands in there, I’ve not completely seen it but it’s done now and onto the next game for us.

As I said, we should have utilised the advantage. A little bit of calmness in heading the ball away or a good clearance of controlling the ball to pass. That comes from not having many wins over the season. We’ve got to build on something and keep on going with the right attitude and intensity to every game.

On injuries to Ralph and Goodship…

Ralph’s is a shoulder problem, I’m not quite sure [on the extent] so I’ve got to speak to the docs.

Brandon was a groin [injury], so we’ve got to shuffle the pack and go again.

Hopefully it’ll be about getting a bit of recovery, getting right and going again. I’m not too sure about Ralph because that could be a little bit more serious so we’ll have to wait and see.

It’s football, you re-shuffle and go again.

On Eren Kinali’s first-team debut…

He’s done well, obviously it’s a little bit difficult coming into the first-team when the team is like it is at the moment. It’s always easier to come into a winning team when it’s flowing and everyone is a little more relaxed, but he’s done well.

He played really well in the closed game on Saturday, he’s energetic and he’s got a willingness to play well and he’s a good lad.


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