BREWERS striker Lucas Akins says that the trip to Ipswich Town won’t be easy, but the squad are determined to show their “battling powers” again.
Following two draws in back-to-back home games, it is now two back-to-back away trips for Albion, starting with a trip to Portman Road, the home of Ipswich Town, tomorrow (3pm kick-off).
Lucas says that, although another difficult fixture, the team will continue to do their best and make the most of these games:
“It is not going to get any easier [following Oxford], but we always fight and try our best here at Burton Albion and we will continue to do that.
“We always relish the opportunity to play against the likes of Ipswich and teams like that, but we are not here to make up the numbers and we want something to happen in our season.
“Ipswich have got a quality squad, but it was only a deflected goal earlier in the season that changed it and this league is very tight.
“If we take our chances, then who knows what can happen.”
Gillingham and Oxford United saw the Brewers take only two points from a possible six, but that does not tell the full story on how they have needed to be resolute in defence when unable to attack.
“We will need to learn from our mistakes. I really think that we defended quite well, even the last game at home (Gillingham) where we managed to keep a clean sheet and showed our battling powers; we have really worked on it.
“Against Oxford we got a point, but we want to turn these points into three points and we will try again on Saturday.”
Despite only losing one in the last seven league matches, the push for promotion continues but three points won rather than one will ultimately decide the Brewers’ fate.
“We are seven points away from the play-offs now but we want to be closer.
“What we will do is try and make sure we have something to play for until the end of the season. The last thing we want to do is peter out into nothing; we want to be doing something.”