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Dunn Takes Positives From Defeat

1 November 2015

Manager David Dunn could not fault his players despite yesterday’s 0-1 defeat to Burton Albion.

Nasser El-Khayati’s only goal of the game in the first half was the difference between the sides but Dunn felt his side were the better team.

He said: "In terms of chances I thought we edged it. They only had the goal that they scored and the chip at the end and that’s about it really. 

"I’m disappointed to come away with no points. I thought we dominated most of the game but sometimes in football you don’t get what you deserve and that’s the simple facts. 

“Performance wise, certainly up until they scored, I thought we were very good. It took us a while to get back into it but we will go again, that’s for sure.

“One thing as a manager, of course it’s going to be up and down at times, but one thing you can only ask is that the players work their knackers off and they did that today. 

“I was really pleased with the amount of energy they played with and they did work hard for each other.”

Burton’s goal did come completely against the run of play and the manager has had time to reflect on the goal.

“We’ve had a look at it again and we are disappointed with it,” he admitted. 

"It was their runner and that’s the small details we are talking about. Them small details cost you at times. It’s something we will look at and something we will improve on.”

Liam Kelly will now miss next weekend’s Emirates FA Cup clash with Mansfield Town after picking up his fifth booking of the season yesterday.

“He will be missing for that but it gives someone else a chance to play and show us what they can do,” Dunn said. 

“We will see how that is next week and hopefully everyone will be fit for next week."

Watch the full interview on Latics PlayerHD. 

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