LUCAS Akins say that the Brewers can go into a second season in the Championship with confidence after a successful first campaign.
He says: “We can take confidence but it will be even harder than last year as we are no longer an unknown quantity and teams will do their homework a little bit more on us and we will not have that element of surprise.”
Akins believes the Championship will be even more competitive this season.
We will be backs to the walls underdogs, but knowing that just makes us work harder and be even more focussed.
He says: “The three teams coming down from the Premier League are unbelievable clubs, the teams coming up should perhaps have already been at a higher level and have been through the years. We will be up against it again, we will be backs to the walls underdogs, but knowing that just makes us work harder and be even more focussed.
“The Championship is relentless and it will be very difficult but that’s something the characters we have at the club will relish and we will do everything to achieve something positive again this season.”