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Burton Albion boss 'pleased' with teams 2-0 win at Hednesford Town

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 23, 2014

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BURTON Albion boss Gary Rowett was pleased with his side's third workout of pre-season as they beat Hednesford Town 2-0 last night.

The Brewers secured a second consecutive win thanks to goals from Lucas Akins and Phil Edwards.

And Rowett said that, considering the pitch at Keys Park was not always conducive to fluid football, it was a good performance.

"There were lots of postive signs," said the Pirelli chief.

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"It was a difficult surface, but obviously Hednesford are going to keep the grass a bit longer.

"I felt that just stopped us, as we got into some great positions in and around the box.

"You saw Bev (Stuart Beavon), every now and again just couldn't get the ball out of his feet to get the shot off where normally he would.

"It was a good 90 minutes and another good performance."

After taking the lead in the first half through Akins, Burton had to withstand a brief onslaught from the Pitmen before and after the break.

"They've had two or three chances from set pieces that I'd like us to make sure they don't get," said Rowett.

"But that happens and they're the things you want to work on.

"But I thought we got into some terrific positions and probably should have had two or three more goals.

"There was one in the second half where there was some really good forward play and Robbie (Weir) has made a really good run into the box and probably should have scored."

Meanwhile, skipper Lee Bell will not feature in tonight's trip to Mickleover Sports as he continues to recover from a knee injury.

"Lee will go for a scan (today) just to make sure there is no additional damage to his knee as he's just feeling a little bit of something," said Rowett.

"He's been running, but any sort of rotational movement is just a bit uncomfortable for him at the moment.

"We're not too concerned about it, but we just think he's maybe going to be a week or two away from returning.

"So we won't risk him."

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