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Ulrich Landvreugd felt Barnet failed to test Burton Albion goalkeeper Stuart Tomlinson enough in their 1-0 loss
2:12pm Monday 28th January 2013 in Sport
Barnet assistant head coach Ulrich Landvreugd felt the Bees failed to put enough pressure on Burton Albion goalkeeper Stuart Tomlinson in the Bees 1-0 defeat at the Brewers.
A penalty from Jacques Maghoma in the third minute proved enough for Burton to defeat the Bees – who were without Edgar Davids due to illness.
Barnet had plenty of possession in and round the Brewers penalty area, particularly in the first half, but failed to force Tomlinson into anything more than a routine save.
Landvreugd said: “The final touch into the box was disappointing. We had a few chances but we didn't put too much pressure on their goalkeeper.
“I don’t think you can ever overplay but maybe we could have been a little bit more direct into the box.”
New signing Harry Crawford was introduced with 20 minutes remaining and almost got on the scoresheet with his first touch.
The cross dropped to the former Southend United striker but his shot went narrowly wide of the post.
Landvreugd said: “Unfortunately for him it went just wide; if it had gone in we may have made a statue for him at Barnet.
“So he was a little bit unlucky but he did well for his first 20 minutes. He worked hard and unfortunately his first chance didn’t go in.”
He continued: “Harry was obviously playing at a lower level, training only two or three times a week, but he did well and scored a lot of goals at that level.
“I hope he can bring the same thing to us. He has, as we say in Holland, a nose for the goal, and I hope that he can score goals for us.”