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5 May 2023

Club News


5 May 2023

BURTON Albion Manager Dino Maamria hopes for a big turnout for the final game of the season.

The Brewers have finished the season strongly and could potentially reach 13th position in the League One table. They face a Milton Keynes Dons side fighting relegation backed by a sold out away contingent.

The final game of the season is a brilliant opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the season as well as all the great work that Burton Albion does off the pitch as well.

Maamria is keen to see as many fans at the Pirelli Stadium on Sunday to celebrate the season together.

“We’ve got some players here who will probably never wear a Burton Albion shirt again. They’ve done a lot for us and it’s a nice way to thank them and appreciate the effort they’ve put in. This group of players have done unbelievably the past six months or so and so have our fans as well. It’s a good way to connect together and make sure we finish the season on a high.”

Speaking on the match against Dons itself, Dino and the team won’t be easing off despite being safe in League one and wants his players to play with the same pride and passion they have all season under his stewardship.

“We’ve got to perform. One thing with our group of lads is that it’s easy when we achieved our objective to take their foot off the gas and see the season out but you see our lads lead by John Brayford, they showed more endeavour, more intent and more will to win against Cambridge. It shows how far we’ve come as a team and as a squad.

“We win games for us, for Burton Albion football club and that’s our only motivation. We don’t look at other teams and we don’t care about anybody else. We only care about ourselves and on the other side, other teams don’t care about us.

“We might have done other teams a favour and I’ve had messages saying we’ve done favours but I don’t care about that. I only care about winning games for Burton Albion Football Club and as a group we give everything we’ve got. We’ve got to 55 points. We have determination, work rate, belief. All of those things and no one gave us that, we’ve earned everything there.”

Maamria says MK Dons are a different team to the ones the Brewers faced in early December, having appointed Mark Jackson later on in the month.

“I think their style of play has changed slightly under their new management. Obviously they’re going to bring a lot of fans and it’s going to be a fantastic day. We’ll bring a lot of fans as well. It’s our last game of the season and we’ve got to make sure we finish on a high. It’s going to be a fantastic atmosphere and we’re relishing the challenge. We’ve had some huge matches here.

“We’ve seen Sheffield Wednesday and Barnsley here with big followings and our plays stood up to that and Sunday is going to be the same. It’s going to be a brilliant occasion.”

Tickets are still on sale for Sunday’s match and pay on the day is available for home fans only. Grab your tickets here.

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