KYLE McFadzean says that he is relishing being a leader in the dressing room and is hoping that his advice can help the Brewers push up the table.
The defender played the full-90 minutes in the opening day defeat to Rochdale and will be hoping to play a part in this weekend’s trip to Gillingham.
McFadzean says that he is setting some lofty targets for himself and his teammates this season, but he feels that the Brewers are more than capable of delivering.
“I want to play every game, that is my aim. Hopefully I can stay injury-free, I was quite lucky last season because I didn’t pick any injuries up. I am hoping that we can have a settled back four and get a couple of loans in to make us stronger. I am sure we will be able to push for the play-offs, if not the top two.
“We need at least 20 clean sheets to get promotion. When I was at MK Dons, we got 22/23 clean sheets. I was saying to Liam Boyce that he should get at least 30 goals this season. He is good enough to get 30 goals.
“Marvin (Sordell) should have come away with the match ball (against Rochdale), he had chances but he has been on fire in training, so hopefully he has got a bit of confidence from that and I think that he will get a few goals this season.”
McFadzean also says that being able to give each other advice is very important to the Burton squad.
He said: “I try to help the lads. I just tell them what I don’t like from a striker. Hopefully I can help them a bit and they can tell me things that they don’t like doing. We have got to help each other to be better."