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ALLEN: PROBABLY THE BEST WE'VE PLAYED THIS SEASON

5 November 2018

JAMIE Allen feels the football Burton Albion played in the 3-1 win over Walsall was some of the best that The Brewers have produced this season.

A scintillating first-half performance saw Albion go two goals clear at the break through a deflected strike from Allen and a sliding finish from Devante Cole, just two of a string of chances created by Nigel Clough’s side in the opening 45.

A powerful finish early in the second half from Scott Fraser put The Brewers three goals to the good, with The Brewers moving the ball forward well and building dangerous attacks from the first whistle.

Allen was central to a lot of Albion’s forward play and, after scoring his fourth goal of the season at the Banks’s Stadium, admitted he was thoroughly enjoying being part of the fine football produced over recent weeks.

“From the win on Tuesday (over Nottingham Forest) to coming here and putting that hard work into this game - the way we played and some of the football we played was probably the best we’ve played this season,” said Allen. 

“We’re just happy we’ve got the win.

“The team is more confident now and we’re getting a string of points together. 

“We’re playing well, playing good football and enjoying ourselves on the pitch. And I’m sure that showed on the pitch against Walsall.

“It’s very enjoyable. We’re getting the ball down and playing, we’ve not been going long. 

“We’ve got the ball down and been patient - if it’s not on going forward we go back and start again. That’s working out for us.”

Albion were buoyed by that midweek Carabao Cup victory over Forest, but Allen insists the side were not worried about any potential “hangover” effect arising from that famous win.

“I don’t think we think about it - it’s more said around you guys (the media) or the management staff,” said Allen. 

“In the players’ minds we focus on the next game and we just want to keep focusing on that, and hopefully get the win at the end of the game.”


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