BURTON Albion boss Nigel Clough is hoping to keep the Brewers tremendous run of form in 2015 going as we enter the New Year.
He said: “It has been an incredible year, first of all to get out of League Two and then to be sitting close to the top of League One. I think it’s beyond people’s dreams that it could have come this far so quickly.
“The club has been on an upward curve because of the way it has been run and the succession of good managers the club has had over the last few years.”
The Brewers have won two and drawn one of Clough’s first three games in charge.
He said: “Seven points out of nine is a brilliant return starting with the win at Gillingham and the only disappointment was the Doncaster draw here, which we could have won. But when you look at the three fixtures you would take seven points from those three games.
"It’s only Walsall’s outstanding form that has kept us off top spot on goal difference. And Gillingham have bounced back from our win down there with three great results. There are three or four teams right up there and Peterborough and Sheffield United are on good runs and Bradford are dangerous. It’s going to be tight with about ten teams involved.
"But we are right up there, right in the mix and looking forward to the next few games.
"The dilemma we have had right from day one, with the team going so well is, without changing anything, can we improve slightly. We want to improve a little bit in certain areas without taking away the strengths that has made the team so successful."