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15 August 2022

Club News


15 August 2022

CAMERON Borthwick Jackson and Calum Butcher are both injury doubts for the Brewers ahead of tomorrow night’s home Sky Bet League One fixture against Ipswich Town (7.45pm kick off).

Assistant manager Dino Maamria confirmed that both picked up knocks in the 4-4 draw at Accrington on Saturday.

He said: “Calum came off with a slight groin strain and we are checking that today but he’s doubtful. Cameron took a knock on the head, and we need to monitor that and see how he is.

“Everyone else is fit and ready but we have to consider that after Rochdale, Accrington and playing again tomorrow, we may need to freshen it up and get a team that is ready to be on the front foot against Ipswich.”

The Brewers players are hurting at the late equaliser that denied them all three points on Saturday. but Maamria thinks there are lots of positives to take from the performance.

“We saw so many good things and it was totally different to what we had been seeing, but managing that last few minutes of the game needs to be better. We gave away some soft free kicks and defended them too deep when there was no need. That’s an easy fix and we will show them that today.

“It happens because when you haven’t been winning you try and hold on for dear life rather than just carrying on playing the game in front of you. Because we haven’t been winning, psychologically our players aren’t ready to be comfortable seeing the game out. If we were on a wining streak, we would never have drawn that game.

“But we started the game really well and the physical data shows that we covered more ground than at any point in the season and created more chances so there are so many positives.”

The Brewers now have a stern test against the league leaders after three games and one of the strong promotion favourites.

Maamria said: “I’m not a gambling man but if you gave a me a pound, I would put it on Ipswich to get promoted this season. They are a very good team, with a fantastic coach. They have a strong squad, with depth and top players.

“We haven’t got the finances of the likes of Ipswich and Portsmouth, so we have to better organised, hungry, and a team that presses off the front foot and that plays off the second ball and makes thing happen.

“We saw that on Saturday and I think at any other given time we would not concede those goals in the future. Clean sheets are fundamental and that’s something we have to work on and get better at.”

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