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HARD WORK WILL BE THE KEY AS BREWERS SEARCH FOR BACK-TO-BACK VICTORIES, SAYS MAAMRIA

21 September 2023

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HARD WORK WILL BE THE KEY AS BREWERS SEARCH FOR BACK-TO-BACK VICTORIES, SAYS MAAMRIA

21 September 2023

After the 3-2 win at Port Vale, Dino Maamria will be looking for no complacency and for his team to work even harder as they look for back-to-back victories at home to Fleetwood Town on Saturday (3pm kick off)

The visitors have failed to win a league game this season but have a new manager in Lee Johnson and the Brewers boss says there is quality in their squad that means they can hurt teams.

Maamria said: “My mantra is if you lose a game then work harder; you draw a game then work harder and if you win a game then work harder … always work harder.

“We won the game on Tuesday and now we work even harder and make sure we leave nothing to chance for the players and ensure that mentally, physically and tactically they are prepared to produce a top performance on Saturday.

“We knew already that it was going to be tough on Saturday but after the euphoria of Tuesday night, let’s not sit on that. I have to make sure that we are in the right frame of mind for the game after a win, loss or draw. We must maintain that high level of performance day-in and day-out.

“Fleetwood have a really good squad of players with strength all over the pitch including their front line. For whatever reason they haven’t hit form and have got a new manager in. We can’t really focus on them too much as we don’t know how Lee Johnson is going to play, so the focus has to be on us.

“It was a good win on Tuesday against a good team and a local derby as well, which is important to our fans, but it’s still only a win and three points. It’s nowhere near where we want to be, but now we have an opportunity to put a run together.”

There were no new injuries picked up at Port Vale, but Albion will still be without John Brayford, Cole Stockton and Mason Bennett, who is the closest to being fit.

Maamria said: “Mason is not too far away and maybe close this weekend. John Brayford will be a while; Cole had a scan and it’s another two weeks minimum. He will then need two more weeks to get fit, so at least a month before he starts playing.”


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