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Sturrock: End year on a high

28 December 2012

Boss wants to get one over on former colleague to end year 15 unbeaten

Paul Sturrock is looking to get one over on his former assistant manager Kevin Summerfield against Burton on Saturday.

Now assistant to Gary Rowett at the Pirelli Stadium, Summerfield worked as Paul’s assistant at a number of clubs earlier in his career.

Paul said: “Kevin was my assistant for quite a long time a while back.

“Of course I’ll know the things he likes to bring to a team but on the other hand he’ll know a lot about how I like to work.

“It will be a good game on Saturday, a difficult one, because Burton are a good side who are tough to beat.

“They obviously came to us earlier in the season and made it hard for us and snatched a one-nil win.

“We went down to 10-men that day which made it difficult but we go there knowing what to expect from them.

“They’ve got some good players. Calvin Zola and Billy Kee up top can be a real handful so we will have to be mindful.”

Blues’ away form has been very impressive this season, with wins against Dagenham, Torquay and AFC Wimbledon all coming in recent weeks. Paul has been delighted with his side’s displays on the road, and wants them to keep that going on Saturday.

“We’ve done well on the road for the last couple of seasons now and put in some very good performances,” he added.

“It has always been that our home form hasn’t been as good but that has picked up in recent weeks as well.

“The support we get on the road is definitely a contributing factor.

“The fans were fantastic on Wednesday, and while we won’t take as many on Saturday, I’m sure they’ll be just as loud.

“Hopefully we can get another three points for them and for us, to end the year on a high.” 

A full interview with Paul is available on Blues Player. 

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