Albion squad take on the Paint Pot
Promotion-chasing Burton Albion have become the latest club to take on the Johnstone’s Paint Pot Challenge.
The Brewers, who are aiming to mount a successful Sky Bet League 2 play-off campaign, took on the unique test of accuracy.
Ten players from the Burton squad attempted to chip the ball from the angle of the 18-yard box into a giant inflatable paint pot on the middle of the six yard line.
They were joined by support Louis Burrows, who won a special competition run by Johnstone’s Paint to be the club’s ‘11th man’ for the Challenge.
Ten points are awarded for a successful chip-in, with one point accumulated each time the paint pot is struck.
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Callum McFadzean, Matt Palmer, Lee Bell, Robbie Weir and Chris Hussey all hit the paint pot for Burton, while Louis became the third ‘11th man’ supporter winner to score a point for their club this season.
But Burton’s total of six points wasn’t enough to dislodge current Johnstone’s Paint Pot Challenge leaders Fleetwood, who scored 16, off top spot.
“We are in a hugely important time for the football club so it was good to have chance to enjoy the Johnstone’s Paint Pot Challenge,” said Burton boss Gary Rowett.
“There was plenty of banter amongst the lads and they all enjoyed taking part.”
Ben Wilde, brand and sponsorship manager for Johnstone’s Paint, said: “Burton had a couple of very near misses and could have challenged Fleetwood at the top of the table had they gone in.
“But we were delighted they got in the spirit of the Johnstone’s Paint Pot Challenge and thank them for their participation.”
For all the latest information regarding the Johnstone’s Paint Pot Challenge, please visit www.johnstonespainttrophy.com
The nearest Johnstone’s Decorating Centre to Burton’s Pirelli Stadium can be found on Wetmore Road, DE14 1QR.