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AKINS DEDICATED SATURDAY'S WIN TO KELVIN MAYANRD

10 August 2015

Burton Albion’s first ever game in Sky Bet League 1 was certainly an exciting game which ended in an historic win.

Goals from Stuart Beavon and Lucas Akins secured all three points, dispite conceding late from a corner.

The Albion forward was confident ahead of the game but he admitted if somebody had offered him the three points before the game, he would have certainly took them!

“Yes obviously if you give us that scenario at the start of the game, we would have taken the win and the three points.

“It was almost the complete performance I feel.

“I felt quite comfortable out there, we felt fit and strong.

“It was a bit wrenching to concede at the end but other than that, it is a happy camp.”

As the Albion step into unknown territory in League 1, many aren’t sure what to expect from the East Staffordshire club.

“Obviously it is a very similar league I think, with a bit more intelligence.” Lucas Akins said.

“We have worked really hard in pre-season.

“We have played some good teams who have set up similar to Scunthorpe and we have worked on this style for a while now.

“It was nice to go out and put the plan in to action to get the three points.”

With 11 new signings in the summer, it was surprising to see such a similar squad on the field to what finished the season last time around.

Lucas Akins believes all of the fresh faces haver added a lot more quality to the squad and it is nice to get that winning feeling back so soon.

“We have kept most of the team together but added more quality.

“It is nice that everyone can get that winning feeling so early and we can see the 3 points on the board so early.

“We have got 45 tough more games to go, we must keep the momentum going.”

Kelvin Maynard was ruled out for the season last week when he collided with Derby County teenager Jamie Hanson in the final pre-season friendly at the Pirelli Stadium. The dressing room were very saddened by the news.

“I must say that win was for Kelvin Maynard.

“It was gutting to see what happened to him against Derby.

“He will be missing the season after working incredibly hard.

“All the boys in there dug deep for him today and that win was for him.”


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