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OLDFIELD: "IT WAS A REALLY DIFFICULT CHALLENGE"

11 July 2015

BURTON Albion rounded off a trip to Holland with a 1-0 victory over Eredivisie side ADO Den Haag.

The game was played at the home of Laakkwartier with a kick off time of 5pm (local time) to avoid playing on ADO Den Haag’s artificial pitch.

With Tom Naylor putting the ball in the back of the net after 43 minutes, the Brewers managed to see out the game in Holland.

“It was a good game.” Brewers assistant manager David Oldfield said. “The lads worked very hard on a lovely hot summers day. The game finished 1-0 to us with Tom Naylor scoring.

"The result was irrelevant. The players worked very hard and the manager is pleased with their application and their effort.”

This was the first time Burton Albion had played a friendly fixture abroad so it has been intriguing to see how they would fair against a foreign opposition. Oldfield admits Den Haag were a good side.

“They are a good side. They certainly passed the balled more than some teams will in League 1 and it was a good challenge for us.

"We have had a good week or training in our legs as well so it was a really difficult challenge.

"Den Haag are in a similar position to us as well so it was a good test and the boys came through on a hot day, getting the work in their legs.”

The Brewers return home from their pre-season trip on Sunday night before they take on Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Pirelli Stadium on July, 18.

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