Gary Rowett refuses to blame Dean Lyness

Burton Albion boss Gary Rowett refuses to blame goalkeeper Dean Lyness for his side's defeat in the League Two playoff final this afternoon.

Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett has refused to blame goalkeeper Dean Lyness for his side's Wembley defeat to Fleetwood Town this afternoon.

Burton missed out on a place in League One next season courtesy of a 1-0 defeat in the playoff final today, with Lyness at fault for the only goal of the game.

However, Rowett insists that he can't feel too disappointed at having fallen at the final hurdle after enjoying an impressive season on the whole.

"I told him to get his chin up. Unfortunately, sometimes a mistake dictates a result, we've seen it in the playoff games and in the Champions League final," Rowett is quoted as saying by PA.

"I can't be disappointed with him, he'll be disappointed enough for himself. Maybe he took his eye off it, but I'm not going to berate my keeper. I can't be downbeat after the season we've had. I'd have rather lost here at Wembley than at Southend last week.

"And we were in the wrong dressing room. Apparently all three losing finalists were in the home dressing room, so I'm blaming whoever makes that decision!"

The result means that Fleetwood have now secured promotion six times in the last nine years.

Fleetwood Town manager Graham Alexander gives instructions to his team during the Sky Bet League Two match between against Chesterfield on October 12, 2013
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