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CHAIRMAN LOOKS FORWARD TO THE NEW SEASON

23 June 2016

BURTON Albion chairman Ben Robinson is forging ahead with plans for the new season.

Projects are moving ahead to get the Pirelli Stadium ready for the club's debut season in the Championship.

The chairman said: "We are looking to create temporary seating at the away end if we can. We have been looking at it for several weeks and are getting close to a real proposal and then need to sort out any planning issues.

"We are moving ahead with upgrading the floodlighting and we have to double the size of the press box - which is straightforward.

"The pitch has never looked better and it's the earliest time we have managed to get on and re-seed it - straight after the last ball was kicked."

The chairman is now 'pinching himself' after seeing the 2016/2017 fixtures.

He said: "We get the fixtures in advance and it made us say 'wow'. Nottingham Forest in the first game and that showed us what the club has achieved and what our manager Nigel Clough has achieved in getting us to the Championship.

"It's bringing it all home after all that happened last season.

"We play Derby County in August here at the Pirelli Stadium and that's caught the public's imagination that little Burton Albion are going to play the Rams. It's beyond a dream. We have had a long association and lots of pre-season friendlies but now playing them in the Championship will be really special."

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