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21 November 2014

Defender looking forward to Hatters clash

Burton Albion defender Shane Cansdell–Sherriff is looking forward the prospect of facing current League 2 table toppers Luton Town this weekend at the Pirelli Stadium.


Saturday’s game will give the Brewers and newly appointed manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink another stern challenge following Monday night’s impressive away victory at Adams Park against Wycombe Wanderers.


“These are the games you want be involved in as a player, they’ve done really well, they’ve been slow for a while and been in the background and crept past everyone. They’re going to bring up a big crowd and it’s will be a great atmosphere,” he said.


He also believes that Albion can end the Hatters’ unbeaten 11 game run in the league, and is expecting a real excitement around the Pirelli Stadium come kick-off on Saturday.


“We know we can do it, we are a good side, we know we bounced back on Monday night and we’ve just got to put it to them.”


The Australian defender was also quick to praise the new manager’s effect and experience already since arriving last week, and says the players have responded well


“It’s been very organised, you can see with gaffer’s experience exactly what he wants. What I’ve noticed is how much he understands League 2 football and the type of football it is and he’s prepared us for that in the way we play and set up.”


“The gaffer has so much experience in the game, you can see it already, you can see in just the little bits he’s added already and I think it’s great for the younger players, because he’s been there and done it all.


“There is so much to take from him, even for myself who’s been around a while, I’ve already learned bits and pieces,” Cansdell-Sherriff said.


Cansdell-Sherriff is also expecting a big crowd from the Albion faithful in what is the manager’s first home game after two tough away games.


“I think there will be a really good buzz about the place. I’m really looking forward to it and I am sure the manager will be looking for his first home victory.”


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