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Preview: Chesterfield v Burton

18 October 2013

Burton Albion travel the short distance to the Proact Stadium tomorrow to take on league leaders Chesterfield.

The Spireites have begun the season strongly, amassing 23 points from their opening 11 games; including a return of 12 points from a possible 15 at home.

However by their early standards, the Blues have endured a mini wobble of late with just one point being collected from the last three outings; including a 1-1 draw against fellow pacesetters Fleetwood at Highbury last weekend.

The Brewers currently sit in 14th in Sky Bet League 2 on 15 points; eight behind Saturday’s opponents having been downed by a last gasp Freddy Eastwood strike at the Pirelli last time out; having played the whole of the second half with 10 men after Billy Kee’s sending off after collecting two yellow cards.

Gary Rowett’s men, however, have been in good form on their travels, with three wins and a draw coming from their opening five away contests.

The Spirerites enter the game with no fresh injury concerns, whilst the Brewers are likely to still be without the services of Rory Delap through injury.

Rowett said: ‘We’ve had some good results over the years against Chesterfield and got a good result their last season.

‘However we know they are going to be a very different proposition this season. They are one of the strongest sides in the division and have very good players but it makes no difference to us, we’re in good form away from home and have nothing to fear. 

‘We’ve probably had our best week this week in terms of training and preparation for the game and have done some really good work and players who are chomping at the bit. 

‘It’s an important week with Chesterfield, Torquay and then Exeter away and we need to start picking points up. We’re not a million miles away from certain targets I set out at the start of the season and I am hoping things settle down, allowing us to get into some good form.’


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