SKIPPER John Brayford explains that the Brewers will go into Tuesday evening’s Carabao Cup tie in high spirits, despite Saturday’s opening day league defeat away to Fleetwood Town.
Brayford described the goals that the Brewers conceded to Fleetwood as “dreadful” and admitted that there were numerous times that they could have been punished throughout the game. He added: “We know what we’re capable of and have worked on it in pre-season, but today was the crucial day really.
“It’s not going to stop the way that we play and the way that we played at times was really good and we got at a team that was close to being in the Championship last year.
“I thought, especially in the second half, that we got at them and they were under pressure most of the second half until we gave a sloppy goal away.”
Brayford now believes that tomorrow night’s game against Aston Villa is an opportunity to build some momentum before the return of league action on Saturday against Accrington Stanley.
He said: “We know from playing Villa in the past, it’s took us far in the competition and we know a good cup run can build momentum in the league, it really can.
“It’s not one of these competitions where people think it doesn’t make any difference, every game people are playing for their shirt at the end of the day.
“It’s another game that we will go into in high spirits as we know we played well in patches against Fleetwood, but we know we need to do better at other things which I’m sure we’ll work on.”