AFTER becoming Burton Albion’s all-time top goalscorer in the EFL, Lucas Akins has paid tribute to the Brewers fans for continuing to make his time at the club an enjoyable one.
Akins scored twice from the penalty spot as Albion came from two goals behind to down Accrington 5-2, meaning that the long-serving Brewer passed the previous record of 39 EFL goals scored by Billy Kee, now of Accrington.
Akins, who has now scored in each of his last four games, was delighted to write his name into the history books, but emphasised that the fans deserve credit for the support that they have shown the side throughout the years.
He said: “I could not have dreamed what has happened to the club during my time here. I am just thankful for the opportunity to play in front of these fans every week. I thoroughly enjoy it and I look forward to every day coming in.
“I am thankful to have been able to make some history with the club and hope that it puts us in the right direction moving forward.
“Earlier on in the season, our home form was better and then we went off it a bit. It is good to have been able to put together back-to-back wins because the fans deserve it. They come every week and support us, no matter what.”