Rowett: We never got into gear

Burton-born full-back Dean Howell scored direct from a free-kick

in the 47th minute to give the newly-promoted Cod Army their

first-ever win in the Football League.

“We never really got going that’s the most disappointing aspect,

but the boys have done well so far this season so I’m not going to

criticise too much,” said Rowett.

“We never really played with the same intensity as we did

against Wimbledon. It was a little bit of a case of after the Lord

Mayor’s Show from our point of view unfortunately.

“We knew it would be a different game and we knew they would sit

in there and try to catch us on the break. We did have

opportunities in the first half and late on in the second half but

the finishing wasn’t there on this occasion.

“I think you have to hold your hands up and say that they

defended resolutely and did what they needed to do to win away from

home.”