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29 August 2019

SHRIMPS’ boss Jim Bentley says his side learned some valuable lessons in the defeat at Burton Albion.

The League 1 side put four goals past the Shrimps with Northern Ireland international Liam Boyce bagging a hat-trick as the Shrimps bowed out of the Carabao Cup at the second round stage.

Bentley said: “It was a tough night against a good footballing side.

“We made some changes and picked a side that we thought would cause them problems. We started really brightly and had a great chance to open the scoring after about two minutes which may have made things different as we all know goals change games.

“We studied them closely too and one area we thought we could hurt them was set plays but we didn’t and they actually scored two of their goals from set plays which was disappointing.
“We also talked about tracking runners after Saturday’s game against Exeter and we didn’t really do that well enough either and we have to learn from that.

“That left us things we need to look at and we also need to look at the way we maintained possession. They kept possession really well and in Stephen Quinn had a player who showed just why he has played in the Premiership and I thought Boyce was brilliant and showed his class.

“We had spells where we kept the ball well but overall we gave it away too cheaply too often and we have to learn from that especially against a team with the quality Burton had.''


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