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5 April 2018

TOM Naylor admits that Burton Albion are going to need a bit of luck if they are to be successful in their bid for Championship survival, but the defender says that the Brewers are more focused on scoring goals than getting good fortune.

Naylor played the full-90 minutes as Burton were denied a first home win since September by a last-minute Britt Assombalonga goal for Middlesbrough on Easter Monday. 

That result, along with Birmingham City’s 1-0 win over Bolton Wanderers, has left the Brewers eight points adrift of safety heading into this weekend’s fixture against the Blues.

The defender says that some luck will be needed if Burton are to stay in the division, but scoring goals is ultimately the thing on their mind going into the last six games of the season. 

He said: “We need as much luck as we can get at the moment. We get into that area where we have a lot of chances but we just need to score goals, and that is the main thing.

“We can defend for 90 minutes, but if we don’t get goals it doesn’t really matter because we need those points. We can’t have draws, we need to get the wins.

“I think that we go onto the pitch feeling positive. We are passing it, we are defending well but the goals that we have conceded against Cardiff, Wolves and on Monday against Middlesbrough are not the best goals.

“If we could take the 90 minutes before the goal on Monday into our next six games then we will have a massive chance.”

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