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21 October 2015

TIMMY Thiele was handed a start in Tuesday’s game against Crewe Alexandra as Stuart Beavon was forced to pull out ten minutes before kick off as he injured his calf in the warm-up.

The German hasn’t yet found the net in a competitive fixture for the Brewers despite scoring six goals during pre-season and netting twice last week in a reserve fixture against Morecambe.

“I think it was a great reaction from us.” Said Thiele.

“We played very well in the first and second half, we were just missing the goal.

“I think if we keep doing the work, a goal will come.”

It came to a shock for most people when Beavon was forced to pull out and the obvious like-for-like swap would have been Joachim as he is a similar player to Beavon. Thiele admits that he was surprised himself but it was a ‘great surprise’.

“Of course I was surprised but it was a great surprise.

“Every player that sits on the bench or isn’t in the team want to play.

“I t was a very nice surprise for me but I hope that it isn’t a bad injury for Stuart (Beavon), we have to wait now.”

Thiele played very well, he chased every loose ball, battled for every header and did everything possible to make the defender’s life difficult. Did he think he did enough to secure another start?

“It isn’t up to me you’ll have to ask the coach.

“I hope I helped the team and I hope I can help the team in the next games.”

You could feel fans in the terraces willing him on, trying to get his first goal since arriving from Borussia Dortmund in the summer and he wants to score to give the supporters something back.

“I want to score for the great team and the great supporters but that is football.

“It is like a bottle of ketchup, you open it and nothing comes out but when it comes, it comes a lot.

“I hope when I score one goal I will score a lot more.”

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