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23 December 2016

BURTON Albion Midfielder Tom Naylor has been in and out of the side recently, but he is looking forward to going to Villa Park on Boxing Day.

It is likely to be the biggest crowd most of the Burton Albion team have played in front of, but Naylor says the Brewers will go to Aston Villa and play how they are capable of playing, regardless of the crowd or stadium.

He said: “Like Newcastle they are a massive team. They got relegated from the Premier League last season after being in their for years and years but now they’ve got an experienced manager in who has turned them around. We will just go to that place (Villa Park) like any other place and just play how we can play. Hopefully we will get something out of it.”

The Birmingham-based side have already confirmed the Championship clash is a sell-out, something that Naylor will thrive on if selected by Nigel Clough.

“You take it in your stride and thrive off it really (40,000 crowd). For me, I thrive off it, I like stuff like that. To play in front of 40,000 is a dream really. When you’re younger you want to play in front of as many people as you can.”

The Albion are still searching for their first away win of the season, but they have already proved they have got the quality to beat the top teams like Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday this season.

“Anyone can beat anyone in this league, and if we got a couple more wins under out belt we’d probably be up there in the mid-table situation,” said Naylor. “With Villa spending that much money you expect them to be walking the league but it’s a tough league and there are some tricky teams in the league.”

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