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Rowett upbeat despite defeat

Saturday 10th November 2012 20:22

Rowett: Moving forward

Rowett: Moving forward

Gary Rowett praised his Burton players for their battling performance before going down to a late defeat at Cheltenham.

The deadlock was eventually broken by Chris Zebroski who pounced from close range in the 86th minute.

"In terms of an away performance against a really tough side in this division, we did brilliantly well," Rowett said. "I am proud of the performance and I think it shows a lot about us as a team.

"We weathered a lot of set pieces and it looked like that might be there only way of getting a goal, but fair play to Cheltenham, they kept going and got one."

Zebroski pounced after Oxley spilt the ball following a goalmouth scramble caused by a Billy Jones corner.

"It was probably the most fortunate set piece they had and Ox (Mark Oxley) tried to land on it and it was a bad goal to concede," Rowett added.

"But we had one or two opportunities and with more composure we could have taken them."