Friday 18 March 2022

Burton Albion Await

Hot on the heels of Tuesday’s home game we are back again for a game versus Burton.

The Brewers sit in 14th place and have 4 points more having played one more game.

Their manager is Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink previously of this parish. Those of us who were around to witness his time at the club recall his tireless running and total commitment to the cause.

Jimmy was signed on a free from Chelsea in the summer of 2006 and despite a season’s return of 4 goals, ( two from a league cup game v Chesterfield ) we were robbed. One of Jim’s league goals was scored against his old club and I don’t think I’ve seen a goal less celebrated. I didn’t think Dennis Law’s against United could have been more low key, how wrong I was!

Burton didn’t have a game in midweek. Last Saturday they staged a fine fightback against Fleetwood in coming from 2-0 down to win 3-2.

CBT had a good game on Tuesday in carry the attack to the Gills. Given that it was his first game in a while I’m not sure we’ll see him start tomorrow.

It’s to be hoped that Jackson will start with more than one recognised centre half tomorrow. I’d like to see Famewo return to the starting eleven. I know he’s prone to the odd mistake but he’s more than capable at this level.

Stockley and Washington ought to be up front again and they offer us the best chance of a win.

Gilbey seems to have done enough to keep his place and Fraser ought to start again as should the ever dependable Dobson.

I’d like to see Jackson keep the side as settled as possible. The chopping and changing in recent matches has been reminiscent of Adkins and that’s not a good thing of course!

The need to win remains as important as it was prior to Tuesday’s game. We need to get to a point of safety asap. This affords time to fully focus and plan for next season.

It also allows us to play the likes of Nile John should we be thinking of having him again next season. Whether the player will want to come is another matter of course!

Yours truly won’t be there sadly as another engagement (twice postponed due to Covid has taken priority). My absence is probably a good thing Since I’ve not brought much luck this season!

Come On You Reds!



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