Brewers defender expecting difficult game
Burton Albion defender Damien McCrory knows the Brewers are in for a tough game when AFC Wimbledon visit on Saturday.
Whilst McCrory isn’t expecting an easy afternoon, confidence in the team is high going into the game.
“It’s another tough game. With ten games left every game will be tough, so we need to go out give one hundred per cent and start really well. We need to keep doing what we’ve been doing in our last few games and we can get a result,” said McCrory.
Burton are currently unbeaten in four, and will be confident of adding to that run after taking points from tough away trips to Oxford United and Portsmouth. With AFC Wimbledon out of form, McCrory believes the Dons could be there for the taking if the Brewers make a fast start.
“With two away games, if you’d offered us four points from them before the games then we would have taken it. We could have taken six from six with the chances we had on Tuesday night, but we need to kick on tomorrow and get the win.
"It’s on us to come out from the first whistle and start really well. If we take the game to them there’s no reason why we can’t get a result,” McCrory said.
Albion had to makes changes in defence for the game at Portsmouth, and McCrory believes the clean sheet achieved at Fratton Park is testament to the depth of the squad.
“It was good to get a clean sheet on Tuesday, especially with the change in the back four. It shows that the people on the bench and joining the team are doing just as good a job as everyone else on the pitch.
“We’ve got a really good squad and we need to take each game as it comes. We’ve put ourselves in a really good position where automatic promotion could happen this season,” he added.
With the chance to jump into the automatic promotion spots with victory tomorrow, McCrory says the team are keeping themselves grounded and making sure they work hard.
“We aren’t looking long term, we’re just taking each game as it comes. We know it’s tight at the top and taking four points from our last six puts us up there.
“We need to go out, concentrate on our game and if we play as we have been recently there’s no reason why we can’t come out on top.”