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Interview: Phil Brown on all things Burton Albion, injuries and familiar faces

1 October 2015

The boss previews Saturday's trip to take on old foes Burton Albion at the Pirelli Stadium.

We spoke to boss Phil Brown ahead of the trip to Burton Albion on Saturday on a host of things.

The boss talked form on the road, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Burton Albion, injuries and much more.

The full interview with the boss can be watched on Blues Player HD later today.

Brown on three-game winning run and early season form…
“It’s a combination of a lot of things. I think having belief is the main one. There’s not too much difference to the first and second divisions. There’s a better quality in the final third; the strikers tend to be better in League 1.
“There’s some good measurements and yardsticks in this league and Saturday will be another one.  Burton away was the turning point last season and I’m looking forward to it.”

Brown on Burton Albion…
“We’ve watched them three or four times this season and they’re a resilient bunch. It’s not daunting going there. We know we’ll give them a good game but it’ll be a tight match and it’s going to be a big weekend for both clubs.”

Brown on injuries…
“Stephen McLaughlin is back on the training ground and should be in the selection. John White could play a part. He’s on the training ground today and if he comes through today and tomorrow then he could be in contention. Adam Barrett and Kevan Hurst are both out and Noel Hunt is 50/50 – he took a whack on Tuesday evening. Noel’s been challenged on a couple of occasions already this season but he won't moan about it."

Brown on Hasselbaink…
“Jimmy’s a studious guy and carries the weight of his career with him. The baton was handed over and he’s also got David Oldfield in there as well. 

"Jimmy’s done a fantastic job there and has added that Dutch flair and stature and standing to Burton.”

Brown on Jerome Binnom-Williams…
“He’s just changed his role. Apparently on Tuesday he was a left-winger and was brought off at half time. Whether that was a case of injury, tactics or not playing well I’m not sure. We’ll see that happy, smiley face and we’ll say hello to him on Saturday!”

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