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Opposition Eye: Burton Albion

11 February 2016

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Chesterfield face Burton Albion on Friday night and Nigel Clough is expecting a tough challenge from the visitors at the Pirelli Stadium.

Clough, who stepped into Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s managerial boots in December, has carried on the side's good form as they continue to look good value for promotion. 

The Burton manager is expecting an entertaining game when the two sides meet, but expressed his thoughts that his side must stay focused. 

“I don’t think they will be over adventurous, but I think the way Danny’s team like to play always gives them a chance of getting a goal, which will make it good and entertaining. 

“We’ll have to be patient at times like we were on Saturday (against Bradford) but the key to it again will be defensively for us.” 

Clough admitted the Spireites were hard done by not to get at least a point against Peterborough United last weekend and is expecting a challenging encounter on Friday.

“Danny is a very experienced manager and they will be competitive," he said. "They had a great start when he went in and things have levelled off a little bit, which often happens.
“They were unlucky not to get something out of Peterborough on Saturday.” 

Chesterfield come up against Mason Bennett and Mark Duffy who were both on loan at the Proact during the Paul Cook era, and the latter is wary that an upset could be on the cards.

“They will probably come here with a game plan and try to upset us a little bit," said Duffy. "We have got to start bright like we always do and take the game to them and hopefully get those points.

The midfielder was also quick to praise the Chesterfield coaching staff, he said: “Danny Wilson and Chris Morgan are a great team and Wilson has been around for years and has a really good understanding of the league.”

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