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13 December 2018

BEN Turner believes there isn’t too much separating us from our weekend opponents Fleetwood Town - and that consistency has been an issue for both sides.

The Brewers head to Highbury Stadium in 14th position in the Sky Bet League One table, behind 13th-placed Town on goal difference.

Both teams have lost three of their last five league games, with Joey Barton’s Cod Army winning one and drawing one in that time.

And with both sides currently eight points shy of the top six, Turner says Albion will be looking to build on our 2-1 win over Shrewsbury Town last weekend heading into this game.

“They’re similar to us (in that) they’ve shown enough to show they could have a run and get involved, but they’ve not been consistent enough,” said Turner. 

“They’ll be looking for that consistency, like ourselves. We need back-to-back wins to start pushing back to where we want to get. 

“The lads feel we’re close to it, where we could put a run together, but it’s that silly little mistake here or there, or a silly result, and we think ‘how have we not got the right result from that game’. 

“You can really count them up this season where that’s happened, where we’ve played well enough at least to get something. 

“We’ve lost games 2-1 at home where, for whatever reason, we didn’t get the result but if you saw the statistics or watched the game, you’d say we dominated. 

“It’s nearly Christmas now and at some point you’ve got to start doing it instead of saying ‘we were unfortunate’. It’s a great chance at the weekend to put back-to-back wins on the board and that’s what we’re trying to do.”

Turner believes that, to an extent, The Brewers are still playing catchup following our start to the season, which saw us fall to four defeats in our opening five matches in League One.

“For me, the reason we are where we are is because with the start to the season that we had, we lost four out of five,” said Turner. 

“That means at some point we need to go and win four out of five to put that to bed and get ourselves back involved at the right end of the league. 

“We haven’t done that yet but we’ve shown glimpses, and we’re still in a position where we can go and get after those play-off places. 

“It’s important now that, at some point over the next month or two, we need to start that run where we can get back involved at the top end.”

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