ANDY Mutch felt his Motormen would have put up sterner resistance against Burton Albion had they worked harder as a team.
Speaking after his team’s 4-1 loss at Rivacre Park on Saturday, the Motors boss said: “They were far too good for us really. But we started sloppy, conceded about four corners in the first five minutes, they scored from one and we weren’t set up how we were supposed to.
“We looked a bit better when we went back to 4-4-2.
“I went 4-5-1 initially to try to box the game off but we didn’t work hard enough as a team and they knew that. I was very disappointed with our performance, especially being a cup game because you play with your emotions and enthusiasm in cup situations like that and we didn’t really show that, which concerns me a little bit.
“Peter Heler played well, though, and the lads all worked hard in their own sweet way, but collectively we didn’t work as a team as we should have.”
Brewers boss Nigel Clough revealed that he believes Paul Taylor – Vauxhall’s highly rated striker – could play in League One or even higher.
Clough had nothing but praise for the young striker, who could leave for Football League pastures new during the January transfer window.
He said: “Credit to them, especially Paul Taylor. He’s a good player. He’ll be playing higher than both Burton and Vauxhall in the future. He caused us problems.
“He’s somebody who could go two or three leagues up, which I think he will do. He’s a good player.
“Their goalie made a couple of great saves too.”