JAKE Buxton praised the Brewers’ resilience after they beat Shrewsbury Town 2-1 on Saturday, their first win in three.
Burton overcame Shrewsbury at the Pirelli Stadium on Saturday, putting in a dogged display to grind out a 2-1 victory. Buxton came from the bench to solidify the back line, being conscious those kinds of performances are more than necessary in the League One.
He said: “We stuck in there and grinded out a result and show classes of what you’ve got to do to progress in this division.”
With fixtures coming thick and fast over the festive period, Burton have to become a difficult outfit to break down if they’re to pick up points, Buxton being well aware of the task ahead for him and his team mates.
“We’ve got to keep that fight and mentality away from home. Sometimes it can’t be as pretty as you want to be. Earn the right to play, roll your sleeves up and play football in the right areas.”
Despite featuring on only 11 occasions in the league this term, the captain of the side is still a key catalyst on and off the field. The 33-year old is determined to deliver all he’s got for the team. Whilst being recently restricted to appearances from the bench, Buxton’s influence has never shied away from the side, as the central defender continues to provide advice where he can.
He said: “I’m at that stage in my career when I’ve still got a bit to give. When someone tells me, I can’t put my boots on anymore, I’ll continue to try and play.
“I’m trying to help people throughout the week. I don’t come out for the half time to warm up with the lads. I try and have an input at half time to tell people what I see.
“I try and improve the lads when they’re playing out from the back before the game. When I come on to the pitch it’s about digging in and being determined not to give those three points.”