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Marney Reflects On Boro Defeat

16 December 2015

Dean Marney was left disappointed with the result at the Riverside Stadium after making his first start since his return from injury.

Emilio Nsue got the winner as the Clarets lost 1-0 against table-topping Middlesbrough in a tight encounter.

Marney was handed a start in place of Sam Vokes as Sean Dyche opted for a different formation against a side who were unbeaten in 8 at home going into the game.

Reflecting on the defeat, he said: “We were playing a good team but it’s obviously disappointing to lose the game and it’s a soft goal from our point of view.

“We knew it was going to be tight because they’re well organised like ourselves and they only really had shots from distance but we didn’t create much ourselves.

“It was great to be back because it’s been over 10 months now. I really enjoyed being back out there but it’s just disappointing we couldn’t get a result.

“The formation was new to us but we’ve got the players to play that and it’s good for the gaffer to have different options.

“I thought the first-half we worked how we thought it would but we were just hoping to create a few more chances.

“We knew we had to be patient because they always try and start fast. We tried to counter-attack them and Jones’ effort looked to be going in but it is all ifs and buts.”

The Clarets now have three out of the next four games at home in the Sky Bet Championship as they look to bounce back.

Marney added: “It’s another big game on Saturday and obviously we move on and do our homework on Charlton now.

“Our home fans are great and hopefully they can get behind us and we can start winning games to give them something to cheer about again.

“We know the quality we’ve got in that dressing room and that we can be up there but we need to start winning games again.”

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