Chris Wilder on United's draw with Burton
Chris Wilder thought his side shaded the game against Burton last night and might have taken all three points against the promotion chasing Brewers. James Constable’s headed goal was cancelled out by a Jacques Maghoma equaliser, but the United manager told Yellow Player “I think we deserved to win a tight game”.
With a swirling wind, constant rain and a pitch that cut up badly the elements played their part, as Chris acknowledged:
“I didn’t think there was going to be a lot of quality in the conditions, both pitch and weather, but I felt we were in the ascendancy in the first half and dominated even though Burton are a dangerous side. Then we got a goal in the second half and were really pushing for a second one but we didn’t get around a long ball and second ball and to be fair to the lad he finished it well. It’s a point on the board and now we have to go and win some games away from home as well.”
“It was a tough night in tough conditions and we have just got to find a way to win games at home. We have a lot of games still to play at home and if people watched last night they know what it is going to be like out there. It is going to be more of the same, so myself and the coaching staff and the players have got to go and find a way of winning football matches here. That will determine where we end up this season”.
After defeat at Fleetwood on Saturday United have won four, lost one and now drawn one of their last six games although the point last night was achieved at a cost:
“There was a good attitude out there after Saturday and a good tempo to the game” Chris said. “We will have to grind some results out. It was a big blow to lose two of our senior players. Michael Duberry has a tight hamstring and Peter Leven wasn’t feeling very well so we will have to asses that. It meant we had to play a couple of players out of position but they had a go at it and did a job”.
A promising debut from Max Crocombe and Constable’s tenth of the season were the highlights of the night:
“There were a couple of positives. Beano coming back and getting a goal was great and Max can be very pleased with his debut. He couldn’t have had worse conditions to start in and he did great. We will have to make a decision on it because we have some difficult places to go to and he has only played the one game, and we will look at that situation as a club. We take the positives from the game and we move on.”
See the full interview in Yellow Player, where we also spoke to James Constable and Max Crocombe and have highlights of the match. Ipad and tablet users: download the free Dolphin browser to enjoy the content.