BREWERS manager Nigel Clough and first-team players Richard Nartey and Nathan Broadhead have visited the University of Derby where media students posed questions and a series of interviews to the Burton Albion trio.
Hosted by the university’s own journalism students, the players and manager were introduced in a press conference-style interview session, before an open question and answer session from the floor.
Questions included everything from the latest topics in the world of football, through to the players' progress through their respective academies until their present day loan-spells with the Brewers.
The evening also included its very own breaking news item, as the FA Cup first round draw gave students and interviewees a chance to respond to a real-life news scenario.
Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough said: “It was a pleasure to visit the University of Derby again and meet the students. As well as being an enjoyable evening I hope it was a valuable one for the students and players alike.
“It is important for our young players to learn how to face questions from the media, and there is no better way to do this than from journalism students who are also learning their trade.”
Matt Abbott, third-year Football Journalism student said: “It’s brilliant on these Monday nights to get players and coaches in and put into action what we do in the lecture rooms.
“These are like a trial run with actual people but in a controlled environment before you get out into the big, wide world where it matters.”