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31 October 2018

Dimitar Evtimov has praised the spirit of the Burton Albion squad after the Brewers overcame Nottingham Forest to progress to their first-ever Carabao Cup quarter final.

A brace from Scott Fraser and a sumptuous volley from Jake Hesketh sealed a 3-2 victory, while Evtimov, a former Forest goalkeeper, played a crucial role at the other end of the pitch.

Evtimov says that team spirit was key to the side’s victory, even if there are still things to improve on. 

He said: “I have only been here less than two months but the team spirit is absolutely unbelievable. The mixture between experienced players and young players is really good. The experienced players boost the young players.

“We have some really good young players that are coming into the team and we try to play football, which is the main thing as well. We are one of the teams in League One that try to pass the ball. We could be more clinical in front of goal but I think that we did brilliantly (against Nottingham Forest)”.

Evtimov says the victory was a special one that he will never forget.

“First of all, the club has never made it this far in the competition. That means a lot to us players and the fans. The fans here are unbelievable, they have always been good to me. It means a lot to the club, all of us, especially me, because I have played against Forest, my former team. I will remember this one for the rest of my life.”

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