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27 October 2015

AFTER having his strike against Southend ruled as an own goal, Tom Naylor is delighted to have scored for the first time for Burton Albion against Port Vale.

The midfielder made the important breakthrough when the clock was ticking down on Albion's chances of recording an important win against their Staffordshire rivals.

But he bravely got his head on a Zeli Ismail cross to give the Brewers the lead before Nasser El Khayati added a second.

Naylor said: "I thought I had scored against Southend but they decided it was an own goal after it was deflected. But I have kept digging away and I'm delighted it has now come. I just stayed in there and gambled and it's gone in.

"We were knocking on the door all the second half and when I scored it relieved a lot of pressure. But I thought Nasser's was a bigger goal because it killed the game off when they could have got back into it.

"Port Vale are a good side and it was an important three points.

"The confidence has never gone. Every team has a blip but that's in the past and we are looking to the future."

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