BURTON midfielder Jackson Irvine was pleased with the intensity with which the Brewers approached their game in the 2-0 win over Cardiff City.
The Australian international feels that it is something that has been key to the club’s success so far in the Championship.
Burton started both halves strongly; Irvine opened the scoring with a well placed finish in the 12th minute, before Lucas Akins doubled the lead with a header shortly after half time, sending Albion second.
Irvine believes that Burton’s ability to catch the opposition by surprise is a big advantage for the Brewers.
“I think that all of our best performances this season have come when we have started well. I think about the Sheffield Wednesday game, I know that we scored and conceded early but we started really well in that game, and the Derby game.
“I think that it is something that we need to try to do more. I think that over the last few weeks that we have been a little bit cagey, not ourselves really, we have sat off a little bit more but I think when we start with that intensity it really puts teams on the back foot.
“We were rewarded with an early goal today and that gave us a good platform for the rest of the game.”
Irvine will now join up with the Australian national team during the international break. The Brewers’ next game is a trip to The DW Stadium to face Wigan Athletic on October 15.