MARK Duffy hopes to complete a league double against one of his former clubs on Saturday.The Brewers travel to Scunthorpe looking to repeat the victory notched up on the opening day of the season.
Duffy says: “I really enjoyed my time there and it’s a club that can get up to the Championship – especially with a new ground coming. It’s a very family-focussed club very much like Burton Albion. But we will be going there on Saturday hoping to get those three points.”
Albion beat Scunthorpe 2-1 on August 8 – the club’s first-ever victory in League One. Duffy was on the receiving end of an elbow from the visiting keeper that resulted in a sending off and penalty.
The penalty came when keeper Luke Daniels had the ball in his hands but for some reason decided to raise his elbow to Duffy on the edge of the box as he prepared to kick from his hands. Referee Kevin Wright showed Daniels a red card and awarded Albion the spot kick, which Lucas Akins converted.
Duffy says: “Everyone was excited because it was the first game in League One. There was a little bit of nervousness about what the step up would be like but from the first five to ten minutes we dominated the game.”
Burton Albion go into the return fixture in second spot in League One, after losing the lead of the division to Wigan.
Duffy hopes not being top will make it slightly easier for the Brewers.
He says: "It's the mentality of other teams to want to beat the team at the top of the league.
"Wigan have been chasers all season. It’s a lot easier chasing than it is leading. They can have the pressure of being kings of the castle for a while and we’ll chase them until hopefully when we play them we take it back off them.
“It’s not been a case of us feeling the pressure because we have been top – jut other teams raising their games. “