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Burton Albion prepare for tough trip to Newport County

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 22, 2014

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GARY Rowett says he will know more about his Burton Albion side after tomorrow's clash with Newport County.

The Brewers travel to South Wales looking to build on victories in their first four games of the season.

If they win, it would equal their best ever start to a campaign of five wins, recorded in the 1956-57 Birmingham League season.

But Rowett says his men will have to pass a tough test at Rodney Parade (3pm).

"We've had four different tests so far after a tough pre-season and we've come through with flying colours," said the Albion boss.

"We'll learn something new about the team and what we might need over the coming 40 games.

"It won't be our most difficult test, because that would be very disrespectful to the other teams we've played, but it'll be different and we'll know more about the team afterwards."

Adam McGurk (hip) was expected to train today and take his place in the squad.

"We're hopeful that this week, by not doing too much and him not coming on against Exeter, that it'll settle down," he said.

"We hope he can train and be free of the soreness.That's why we've limited him so far. It's been a bit stop-start.

"We want him back firing and in the fold. I still believe he'll be a huge player for us this season."

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