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Rowett: We're well prepared

21 March 2014

Manager content ahead of Scunthorpe game

Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett is keen for his side to focus on getting a result from tomorrow’s game at Scunthorpe United.


With two teams at the top of League Two going for the points, Rowett knows there will be a lot of expectation on the game, but he wants to take it one game at a time.


“Everyone will make it out to be bigger than normal, but you can flip it both ways and see what it does for both sides, so there could be a huge swing. At the same time, if we win tomorrow it doesn’t guarantee us promotion, and losing doesn’t stop us getting promoted.


“We just want to win the next game, and if we don’t then we want to win the one after that.


“We’re as well prepared as we have been all season. The team know what’s required what them and once they cross the white line it’s up to them,” said Rowett.


Having not played in midweek, Rowett is expecting to see some fresh legs tomorrow, and he’s been pleased with the work rate during training through the week.


“We’ve had a difficult period with a lot of travelling, which takes it out of their legs a bit. They’ve worked really well this week and been really bright and lively, and I’m pleased with the focus and attitude. I would hope that on Saturday there will be energy in the legs and we’ll need it against a good Scunthorpe side.


“In some ways there’s less pressure on us with Scunthorpe being the home side, and the way we’ve played against some of the better sides leads to a better game that’s more open,” Rowett said.


The Brewers have been busy in the transfer market this week, adding Freddy Hall and Callum McFadzean to the squad, and Rowett wants them both to be involved.


“Signing Freddy Hall was a simple one. Rob Lainton’s loan doesn’t cover up to the play-off final and Bury now have an option to recall him if they wish to. Freddy’s come in and trained with us and I like the look of him. He’s showed some good qualities and he comes with good pedigree.


“With Callum, we have Damien and Jimmy on the left hand side, and that’s it. We need an extra body down there and we like the look of him. He can play at left back or left wing and he’ll be involved in our final few games.”


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