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Could Have Been More

Lameiras Enjoying the Burton Performance

30 December 2018

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A POINT at Burton Albion after conceding a goal inside four minutes should always be considered a good result but there is a feeling Argyle could have taken even more from the game.

Defeats to Accrington and Wimbledon over Christmas had sent Argyle to the bottom of Sky Bet League One, and the early goal scored by Will Miller was a major blow, but the Pilgrims fought back superbly to control large parts of the game.

Ruben Lameiras, recalled to the starting line-up, grabbed a fine equaliser early in the second half and he felt the chances created should have been enough to earn all three points.

“We deserved to get a little bit more from the game,” said Ruben. “The first five minutes weren’t the best, we conceded early but then we took control of the game.

“We created some chances and, with the quality we’ve got, we needed to bury those. Unfortunately, we couldn’t get as many [goals] as we wanted but it’s something to build on.

“It shows that we’ve got a lot of character and experience in the squad to deal with these things [the early goal]. In the situation we are in right now, we have to keep fighting. We can’t roll over and make it easy for teams, and we got something from the game.

“The boys had a few chances, I had another one blocked by the defender, and we need to keep fighting. The dressing room has a lot of senior players and young hungry players, so it’s about doing it on the pitch. I’m disappointed we didn’t get all three points but the team dug in.

“I think I scored six last season and I just want to keep going. I want to play football and I’ve always been determined. We need to recover, train properly and try to kick-off the New Year in the right way.”

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