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Gaz: We went long too often
GARETH Ainsworth said Wanderers didn't play enough passing football during their home defeat to Burton Albion - and denied they were a one man team, with top scorer Dean Morgan missing.
All too often Blues relied on high balls through the middle, which were comfortably dealt with by the visiting defence as Wanderers suffered their second defeat at Adams Park from five home games.
Ainsworth was frustrated a team lacking Morgan through injury didn't follow his instructions during the 2-1 defeat against the Brewers, with his side's chances hampered by the early second half dismissal of Charles Dunne.
But he said Wanderers should still have had enough to see off their opponents, even with Morgan out with nerve damage after what Ainsworth described as a freak training ground tangle with Kortney Hause.
The Blues boss said: "Morgs is a big player for us, definitely, but we're not a one man team, without a doubt. If every time Dean Morgan's injured we're in trouble then something's wrong. We've got to be able to step up to the plate and people have got to realise what's our best way of playing.
"We went too long too many times. Getting the ball down and trying to play through people was the way to do it today.
"The first half wasn't good enough. We showed in flashes what we can do in getting the ball down. That was the way to beat this team today but too many times we went down the throat of [Burton defender Ian] Sharps and he was sending big headers back into our box.
"I told them at half time once you get the ball down and the full backs wanted to get on the ball and start passing through midfield, that was the way to get success today, and we didn't recognise that.
"We started well second half and Burton looked under a bit of pressure.
"I thought the introduction of Max Kretzschmar, Josh Scowen and Junior Morias affected the game. They came on and did well for us and that got us back in the game."
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