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13 April 2023

DINO Maamria is urging fans to recreate the Good Friday atmosphere as the Brewers hunt for another big scalp.

Burton Albion welcome league-leaders Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday on the back of an Easter weekend which saw the Brewers dig in for a hard-earned three points against Barnsley, before falling just short of a result away at Charlton.

The previous home game saw a positive result against Yorkshire opposition in a game where the Brewers supporters played a huge role in urging their side to the finish line, and manager Dino Maamria has said that he hopes for more of the same from all parties.

“To produce that performance against Barnsley on Friday was great,” said Maamria. “I love having these sort of games because it speaks for itself. It should be similar to the Barnsley game. Our fans will be up for it, and I know our players will be sharp and ready too.”

After the Barnsley game was an Easter Monday fixture away at Charlton, where the Brewers had an improved second half but lost 3-2.

A positive from that fixture was a first EFL goal for January signing Josh Walker, who Maamria was keen to praise.

“Josh did well to score his first goal. We had to change shape slightly to bring him in, but he took his chance. Everybody needs that first goal, and he has that under his belt now.

“He’s been lively whenever he’s played, and that’s exactly what we brought him in for. He’s still adjusting to this level and now that he no longer has the burden of getting that first goal, he will hopefully flourish and keep getting better and better.”

Jonny Smith, who dropped out late for Walker on Monday, could make a return for the Brewers as he recovers from the tight hamstring that ruled him of action.

It’s a little bit too soon for Sam Winnall to make a return, although the striker is back in full training.

Tom Hamer is expected to be out for a little while longer yet, likely a minimum of 10 days.

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