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The boss on Burton defeat

22 August 2012

Terry demands positive response

Terry Brown admitted that his side owe the fans a big performance at Bradford on Saturday after our heavy defeat at Burton Albion.

Speaking to Dons Player, Terry made no excuses for the first-half performance that meant Wimbledon were 4-0 down at half-time.

“We have got to go to Bradford on Saturday and show the fans what it means to pull on that blue and yellow shirt,” he said. “The issue is about us defending as a team, it is not just the back four and the goalkeeper. We will apportion blame between the side and I take my fair share of that. I brought the players in and it is my responsibility to get it right.”

After conceding six goals for the first time since promotion to the Football League, Terry says there must be a positive reaction at Valley Parade on Saturday.

The first-half was a horror show, I made three substitutions at half-time and it could have been six. Defensively, we were not good enough at any time. The three substitutes did come on and make a difference. Whether we could have scored four or five though is not the issue. They scored six and it could have been more, that is what we have to address.” “We got beat 4-0 at Macclesfield last season and that felt terrible,” the Dons boss added. “What we managed to do the next week was bounce back and we have to do that now. We have to show resilience and character because that was not good enough.

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