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Rowett: The message is clear

4 April 2014

Albion boss focused on winning games

Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett is making sure the message is clear to his Brewers players for the final six games, ahead of this weekend’s clash with Plymouth Argyle.

In fifth place, Albion lie five points off the automatic promotion place and Rowett is only about winning games until the end of the season.

“I think we really need focus now and getting over the line, that’s initially, can we keep winning games to get us still within a chance of automatic promotion, bearing in mind we’ve still got Chesterfield to play. If that doesn’t happen then can we be in the right frame and right form and solidify a play-off place. So there our two aims at the moment and the former is more important at the moment than the latter. Games and positions swing from game to game but we’ve just got to keep winning games,” said Rowett.

With John Sheridan’s side sitting ninth in the table and just four points off the play-off positions, Saturday’s game is seen as a play-off push for the Pilgrims and Rowett knows it will be far from an easy game.

 “It’s going to be a tough game, they’re a good side and John’s a very experienced manager around these levels and always has the ability to come up with something that causes you problems. We know will have to be at our very best but will turn up at the Pirelli and will worry about what we do. We hope to play well on the day and in truth our home form has not been anywhere bad as it threaten to be at the start of the year,” said Rowett.

The manager though also sees his team as tough to beat and if the Brewers are to secure a top three position then this weekend’s needs to be start of a memorable run for the seasons close.

 “We’ve been hard to beat but probably what we haven’t done often enough you’ve got to win more games if you want to be up and around it, is win more games consistently. We need to go on a run yes, whether will build a run off the back of York I think it’s just go on a run full stop. If you lose a game, go on a run for the next four but certainly Plymouth on Saturday in terms of automatic promotion hopes it’s an absolutely crucial must win game.” 

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