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18 August 2016

BURTON Albion travel to Blackburn Rovers on Saturday as they look to pick up back-to-back wins in the Championship after beating Sheffield Wednesday 3-1 on Tuesday.

The hosts however have had a difficult start under Owen Coyle. They’ve lost all three of their Championship games so far, conceding 9 goals and scoring just two. Shane Duffy had a night to forget last night as he scored two own goals before picking up his second yellow card and being sent off in the latter stages.

Brewers striker Chris O’Grady is looking to take advantage of Blackburn’s poor start to season.

He said: “Take advantage of their situation, that’s what we have to do. We’re a team and we are together and hopefully our results have shown that. If anyone else is struggling you can’t have sympathy for them.”

The Brewers have somewhat enjoyed life in the Championship so far, despite picking up two narrow defeats in their opening games, but the win over Sheffield Wednesday earlier this week has given the team a boost.

“We need to play how we have been playing because scoring goals hasn’t been a problem and creating chances hasn’t been a problem so if we stick to our game plan in being hard to beat then we will definitely score goals and get wins as well,” said O’Grady.

The number eight is yet to score for Burton in a competitive game, although he did score two goals during a pre-season friendly against Stoke City.

O’Grady is now playing for his 15th football club and admits the Pirelli Stadium is the place he wanted to be in order to get the best from himself once again.

He said: “I have had plenty of clubs in my time so I can weigh them up and compare them but I’ve been at a few family clubs and it’s so much better, it’s personal and everyone cares about each other and knows each other where as the big clubs it’s the total opposite and you barely know any one that works there, so it’s refreshing and to bring your family here and for people to care about you it makes you feel so much better and you can take that out onto the pitch.

“It’s definitely the type of place I wanted to come and the place I knew I could get the best out of myself again.”

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