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Alexander praises new team-mates

1 February 2014

Striker settling into life at Pirelli Stadium

Burton Albion striker Gary Alexander has praised the efforts of his new team-mates after they came from a goal down to draw with Exeter City.

Adam McGurk’s second half leveller ensured the Brewers gained another point in the hunt for promotion, and Alexander says the conditions made things difficult.

“The conditions were tough, but credit to the lads for coming back as soon as they scored and we responded with a goal straight away.

“I was just about to come on before we scored. After we scored we could probably have gone on to create a few more chances to win but we didn’t, the conditions played a massive part.

“To go behind and respond the way we did, credit has to go to the rest of the team. They don’t want to lose games and they responded straight away,” said Alexander.

Following his deadline day move from Crawley Town, Alexander only met his new team-mates for the first time today, and is looking forward to developing an understanding.

“It was the first time I’d met the lads so it was pretty tough. I haven’t played in about three or four weeks with all the postponements so it was about getting up to speed. 

“It’s always tough coming off the bench but the conditions made the game a bit of a leveller and it was a fair result in the end.

“The lads have made me feel welcome today. We now have a week to train where I can understand them a bit better and produce some good results,” Alexander said.

Alexander joins a team competing for promotion in Sky Bet League 2, and he knows he’s going to have to work hard to earn a starting berth.

“I’m optimistic of a promotion. They’ve put themselves in a good situation where they’re in the top seven after 28 games and you aren’t there if you don’t deserve to be there. To come from a goal down today 
shows the hunger to get that promotion.

“I’ve got to wait my time. I‘ve got to come in and try to catch the eye. The lads have been doing well so when my time comes I have to keep the shirt.

“The lads have made me feel welcome today. We now have a week to train where I can understand them a bit better and produce some good results,” Alexander added.

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