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PAUL ON BURTON TEST

13 August 2021

"Burton have got a lot of threats, they play a certain style and they’re effective at it"

Paul Cook expects a 'very difficult game' when Town travel to face Burton Albion tomorrow afternoon.

The Blues boss watched Saturday's hosts on Wednesday night, when they were knocked out of the Carabao Cup courtesy of a penalty shoot-out defeat to Oxford following a 1-1 draw.

Burton boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was reappointed at the Pirelli Stadium in January, when they were sat bottom of the League One table; the former Leeds, Chelsea and Middlesbrough striker leading the Brewers to safety against the odds last season.

Paul was full of praise for his counterpart in the home dugout and opened up on what he expects from tomorrow's game.

He told the Club website: "I watched Jimmy’s team on Wednesday night and they’re a very good side; very disciplined, very organised, and they’ve got a lot of good players.

"He’s [Hasselbaink's] a good manager, he’s a good person, he’s a very good guy. I got to know Jimmy from playing against his teams over a period of time. He obviously had a fantastic football career and Burton Albion are a very strong team. It was a good game on Wednesday night, I was lucky enough to see their game myself versus Oxford.

"Burton have got a lot of threats, they play a certain style and they’re effective at it. We’ve got a very difficult game tomorrow at the Pirelli Stadium."


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