Teams: Derby County, Burton Albion
It was a game of two halves for manager Billy Davies, who continues to be frustrated with his side's performances at Pride Park Stadium.
"The first half was disappointing - we didn't pass and again we didn't play in our home environment," Billy told RamsWorld after the 1-0 defeat. "We have to handle that better.
"We improved in the second half but they got a deflected goal and there was nothing we could do about that. Sometimes sides need a bit of luck like that.
"To be honest I was expecting we would be leggy after our travels. Birmingham were able to make around six changes today - you need that depth of squad and the ability to bring in quality. We played with great energy after the break, but it wasn't enough."
Billy said it had been a blow to have lost skipper Matt Oakley to a "silly" training injury. Matt, Paul Peschisolido and Dean Leacock had all been missed.
"Ideally we needed to freshen it up today for our third game in six days, because I was asking a lot of certain players, but I couldn't fault our work ethic in the second half," Billy added. "We hit the post, but from our possesion they went up the other end and got the break that counted.
"At that stage we were well on top and there was more of a crispness about our passing. They were looking to hit us on the break and to be fair they moved well. You could see they are used to playing at a certain level. The depth of quality in their squad was the difference.
"I need to add to the squad to gve us the quality we need at home, but as long as my players give me effort that's all I can ask - we certainly deserved more today. It's important we get some rest now. At the end of the game I saw our fans applauding our efforts, which was nice to see.
"The most important thing is to get the injured players back into the squad."
Summed up well by Billy there,away from home we create chance after chance,at home we create very few clear chances. The fans need to get behind the team more, it was very quiet yesterday, and when the crows is loud e.g big games you can tell the diference in the players.
And I've said all along we're still a bit short, it all depends on who else Davies can bring in, loan or in January, as too whether we really can push on for a play off spot.
Originally Posted by Nico
I dont belive in jinxing mate, I do belive in playing at home with a 2-0 advantage against a team which I cant see scoring 2 goals!
Of course, if we lose, I'll never admit it was me who wrote this.
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