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Aiming to go one better

1 August 2014

Focus on Burton Albion as part of season previews

We today focus on one of the promotion favourites Burton Albion as we continue our countdown to 2014/15.

Having gone so close last season in the League 2 play-offs, manager Gary Rowett will be aiming to engineer promotion for the Brewers.

  campaign, which coincides with Wimbledon’s match against Shrewsbury.Wall of ColourIt’s just eight days to go until the new season kicks off and the Football League have launched a 

BURTON ALBION

Chris Hussey, Freddy Hall, David Gray, Zander Diamond, Jack Dyer, Gary Alexander, Michael Symes, Marcus Holness. Players out:

Shane Cansdell-Sherriff, Callum McFadzean, Stuart Beavon (pictured), Lucas Akins, John Mousinho, George Taft, Jon McLaughlin. Players in:

149 miles Distance between two clubs:

D L Last two results versus the Dons:

Saturday, 16 September (h), Tuesday, 10 February (a) When we meet:

6th Finishing position last season:

Having kept the core of Burton’s side that came so close to going up last season and strengthened this summer, Gary Rowett will be expected to mount a promotion charge. The former Everton and Birmingham player has made a good start to his managerial career, but he will be aiming to deliver on that promise by taking Burton into League 1 for the first time. Rowett appears to have strengthened both in attack and defence. The permanent capture of Australian defender Shane Cansdell-Sherriff after his impressive loan spell from Preston last season looks to be an astute addition. At the other end, Stuart Beavon is likely to flourish at League 2 level after signing on loan from Preston.


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