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17 August 2016

BREWERS midfielder Jackson Irvine says that Burton Albion cannot afford to change their attitude after the club secured their first-ever win in The Championship.

Irvine, Burton’s record signing, scored shortly before half time as his side dispatched last season’s play-off finalists Sheffield Wednesday 3-1 at the Pirelli Stadium. 

The Brewers had started the season with two hard fought league defeats before their victory over the Owls, the Australian international says it was only a matter of time and feels the result will lift the squad.

“We felt that the luck would turn, you can’t keep playing as well as we are and keep losing or dropping points, we knew that if we kept the consistency of performances then the results would come and that is exactly what happened.

“I don’t think we played any better or worse than we have before but we just needed that little bit of luck, that little bit of being clinical in front of goal, their goalkeeper has had to make an unbelievable save from Tom Naylor and there were numerous other chances, we probably had the cutting edge and it made the difference.”

Burton now go on to face a Blackburn Rovers side whose start to the season has been less than impressive, with heavy defeats in their opening two games, but Irvine does not feel that the Brewers can take the former Premier League champions lightly

“If anything it (Blackburn’s poor start) means you need to be more aware they’re probably feeling the same way that we felt tonight, that they aren’t where they think they should be so that just makes them even more dangerous.

“They will want to go out there and make a statement, especially at home, so we will approach the game the same way we approach every other game and attack with the same sort of ferocity that we have been attacking with in the first few games.”

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