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McGurk welcomes new striker

3 February 2014

Striker please to have reinforcements

Burton Albion striker Adam McGurk is pleased with the signing of Gary Alexander, believing it will enhance competition in the Brewers’ forward line.

 

McGurk and Alexander played together for the first time in the 1-1 draw with Exeter City on Saturday, and the 25-year-old knows what the experienced forward will bring to the squad.

 

“Everyone knows what type of player he is. He’s experienced and he’ll bring that to the team.

 

“He’s a target man and someone to hit, so he’s a bit different to me Billy Kee and Dominic Knowles, so it’s a good addition,” said McGurk.

McGurk was relived to break his scoring duck on Saturday, and now wants to go on a goalscoring run himself.

 

“It definitely plays on my mind. You want to score every game and when you don’t do that for a few games, you try to force it a bit too much and panic a bit.

 

“At least I was getting a few chances today so can hopefully get a few more,” McGurk added.

 

The conditions were once again a talking point on Saturday, with rain and swirling wind making it difficult for the Brewers to play, something McGurk accepts as part of the

game.

 

“You have to play the conditions, but the way we wanted to play with the wind today didn’t really help, but it’s the same for every team. We now just have to go and get ready for next week.

 

“It was probably a fair result. They had chances and we had chances so it could be a point towards the end of the season,” McGurk explained.

 

Next Saturday’s trip to Morecambe represents a chance for Albion to continue their good away form of late, and McGurk has stressed the importance of hard work at this stage of the season.

 

“Most games are the same in this league. You have to be competitive and I doubt their pitch is going to be great either.

 

“It’s going to be a battle between whoever can work the hardest and create something in the final third. We’ll work hard this week and be ready for Saturday.

 

“Home or away, we want to win every game and we’ll be going to win. We need those three points to get back up into the top three.”


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