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5 May 2018

Club News


5 May 2018

Lucas Akins is expecting an exciting end to the 2017/18 season away at Preston North End tomorrow and wants The Brewers to keep putting on a show for their travelling faithful.

The Brewers head to Deepdale knowing that a fourth consecutive victory would give us the best chance of Championship survival.

It means that there is plenty at stake for both sides with Preston pushing for the play-offs, and Akins is relishing the game which kicks off at 12.30pm.

“Reactions are going to mean a lot and how we deal with a situation will probably hinge on that,” said Akins. 

“Normally you just go out and you’re probably the most comfortable on the pitch. 

“I missed a few games through injury not long ago and watching the games really was more difficult. 

“You feel emotional but in the game you just have to carry out the game plan. 

“With Preston having to go for a win, having to come out and go for it a little bit more, it has all the things to make it an exciting day and hopefully a positive one for us.

“Just to represent the club in the right manner in terms of work ethic, that’s all I know and feel responsible to do. 

“The lads are in the right frame of mind and I can’t wait now.”

Akins says that the squad and manager Nigel Clough always believed that survival was possible with a good run at the end of the season.

And having picked up three consecutive wins over Derby County, Sunderland and Bolton Wanderers, Akins wants to take that momentum into tomorrow’s curtain-closer.

“It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity in terms of how its panned out with so much affecting the top and the bottom,” Akins added. “I think you’ve got to relish it. 

“We’ve got a massive following coming on Sunday. When The Brewers turn out we do our best to put on a show and we’ve got to keep doing that. 

“We’ll get what we deserve - we’ve put ourselves in a fantastic position. We looked dead and buried but I still believed and I know the boys and the manager did. 

“He constantly tells us we only have to win our last few games. That’s exactly what we’ve tried to do and what we’ll continue to do.”

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