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Burton Albion boss Gary Rowett happy with QPR draw

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 15, 2014

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GARY Rowett is excited at the prospect of a tie with Premier League new boys Queen's Park Rangers in the Capital One Cup.

Burton Albion were drawn at home to the Londoners after beating Wigan on Tueday.

The tie will take place on Wednesday, August 27 – and after missing out on Manchester United and Derby County, Rowett says it is the next best thing.

"That little five per cent in the back of your mind wants Derby or Manchester United," said the Brewers boss.

"Statistically, that was very unlikely to happen, so you just want a Premier League side, at home or away.

"You would hope that after the game against Wigan one or two more people might come down to watch – I'm not quite sure how many QPR will bring either.

"Playing a Premier League side at home is a great occasion and we've not let the fans down playing against sides from the top level in the cups.

"We've never taken a hiding and been nowhere in the game.

"But people are realistic and know they're difficult games. We might just have a fraction of a chance like we had against Fulham, especially if QPR rest one or two."

But Rowett says he has little time to mull the game over with League Two's intense schedule.

"I won't be thinking too much about it as the games come thick and fast at this point in the season – I think we've got seven games in August and it's Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday, Tuesday," he said.

"You tend to just focus on the next game."

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