JAKE Buxton believes that the Brewers might have held on to take Aston Villa to penalties if fans had been in the ground during the Carabao Cup tie.
The Brewers manager was disappointed to learn that fans will not be back anytime soon at the Pirelli Stadium due to a surge in Covid-19 cases and he’s sure that supporters would make an impact on his team
He said: “It was 1-1 for such a long period of time against Aston Villa and we were so close that I’m sure the supporters would have played a big part in getting the lads over the line and backing the players through those final minutes. So on the football side it’s disappointing as I’d love the fans to be in supporting the players."
The Brewers will be playing behind closed doors again tomorrow when they travel to Swindon in Sky Bet League One.
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Swindon have won one and lost one of their two league games so far and Buxton has watched the matches on video.
He said: "With Swindon having just gained promotion it would have been a full house and supporters would have been right behind them. Swindon are a big club and we expect them to be a tough challenge.
“They play the right way from what we have seen on the videos. They have their own style of play and they are tactically very good. They fit personnel into how they want to play. It’s comfortable for them and it’s helped them to gain promotion.
“We know they are a threat and they have a lot of bodies in high positions on the pitch so we have to be aware of that. When we get the ball back, we have to make sure we do our bit and dominate them and keep the ball as much as possible."