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23 February 2017

MATTY Palmer has emphasised the importance of picking up points ahead of the Brewers’ crucial clash with Blackburn Rovers.

Burton Albion are currently five points clear of the relegation places and six clear of Blackburn, who have two games in hand on Nigel Clough’s side.

Four points from the games against Norwich and Derby have boosted the Brewers’ chances of survival, but Palmer has expressed his desire to see the side’s good run of form continue, starting with Friday’s game.

“Playing in the Championship, you just want to play your games, obviously three games in six days is not ideal but you have just got to take it and do your best, hopefully we will be fully ready for Friday.

“I think we maybe weren’t expecting four points out of Norwich and Derby, which we have got, so we are really pleased with that.

“We have moved ourselves away from the relegation zone a little bit so we have got to keep pushing and keep getting the points on the board, starting on Friday.”

Blackburn go into the game with a new manager as Tony Mowbray takes the reins from Owen Coyle who left club on Tuesday, but Palmer doesn’t think that the developments with affect Burton Albion in a significant way.

“Personally, you just prepare yourself as much as you can and make sure that you are ready for the game. Yeah, you watch clips but things change in the game so I don’t think it will affect us too much, we have just got to concentrate on ourselves and make sure that we are ready for Blackburn.”

Burton can move up to 17th, and eight points clear of the drop-zone, with a win on Friday night.

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