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MANAGER PREVIEW - CHARLTON ATHLETIC (A)

17 March 2022

JIMMY Floyd Hasselbaink said his side are going into Saturday’s game at Charlton Athletic in good spirit, following last weekend’s much needed home win against Fleetwood Town.

The second half comeback by Hasselbaink’s side saw them come from two goals down, with Oumar Niasse's brace and a first Burton goal for Louis Moult securing a dramatic 3-2 win.

“The mood is always good in training, but it’s been even better with a sense of relief this wee,", said the Brewers manager.

“We don’t need to dwell on the win. We need to kick on, we need to take the good things, especially with how we finished, into the next game.

“We also need to take the bad things, learn from it and not take it into the next game.”

Hasselbaink says all attention now purely turns to the next game but says lessons must be learned.

“We had a few more smiles in training this week and it’s all about going to Charlton and trying to keep those smiles going," said Hasselbaink.

“The last game has gone, we’ve had the three points – it’s now a different game, we need to be right, start from scratch and be right again!

“It’s all about winning, but if you strip it down, we want to perform first because when you perform the majority of the time you get the three points.

“It’s very rare that you don’t perform and get the three points. In the end the three points is most important, but we always concentrate on the performance – overall we know we can do better than the Fleetwood game.

“In the beginning that’s what we really need to work for (a good performance), but in the end I’d settle for just another three points on Saturday.”

Focusing on the trip to The Valley, Hasselbaink says he expects another tough test.

“It’s one of my old clubs, it’s a tough place to go. It’s going to be tough for them though as well.

“We’re going to make it as tough as possible, we want to attack them and do ourselves proud!”

Hasselbaink also confirmed that there are no new injury worries ahead of the game, with Joe Powell, Adlene Guedioura and William Kokolo expected to be back in the squad for the game.


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