Burton Debut for Derek

ARGYLE manager Derek Adams will make a rare debut on Saturday when we visit Burton Albion in Sky Bet League One.

In three-and-a-half seasons at the Home Park helm, Derek has taken charge of games at most clubs in the third and fourth tier of English football, but Burton’s Pirelli Stadium will be a new one to tick off the list.

The Brewers came down from the Championship last season and have had a mixed time in League One, despite the amazing achievement of reaching the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup. Burton won 3-2 at Home Park earlier in the season in a cracking game and Derek is hoping for a better outcome than the Christmas defeats to Accrington and Wimbledon.

“It is [my first time at Burton],” said Derek. “They’ve always been in the Championship, we’ve been in League Two and up to League One, and they’ve gone in the opposite direction.

“They’ve been a bit varied since coming down but obviously got to the semi-finals of the League Cup, and have done very well in that. They’re sitting in mid-table in League One and a good game we had with them down here earlier in the season.

“Performance-wise against Accrington, we deserved more out of the game but didn’t get it. On Wednesday against Wimbledon, there wasn’t much in the match. We were on top of the game when we made a mistake and gave away the goal.

“From that point of view, we want to go to Burton and try to get the three points.”

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