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Burton Albion skipper Lee Bell’s weekly column

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: January 25, 2014

CLEAN SLATE . . . Billy Kee (pictured celebrating with his teammates) scored the only goal of the game in December’s FA Cup second round reply as Burton Albion beat Fleetwood Town 1-0. Skipper Lee Bell started in that game, but says Albion’s excellent rec

CLEAN SLATE . . . Billy Kee (pictured celebrating with his teammates) scored the only goal of the game in December’s FA Cup second round reply as Burton Albion beat Fleetwood Town 1-0. Skipper Lee Bell started in that game, but says Albion’s excellent rec

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IT’S Fleetwood Town again this afternoon. We know each other’s strengths and weaknesses and expect another close game.

After playing each other three times already I think tactics will come into it a little bit.

The managers will be trying to get one up on one another.

From a player’s point of view, it’s clichéd I know, but we are just looking forward to the game.

People looking from the outside will see we’ve had the better of them recently, but it’s a new game.

We start again from scratch. It will be tough.

They’ll go above us if they win so it’s another big game for both sides.

League Two remains tight and having played all the teams in and around us everyone seems to be on a par with one another.

All the teams are capable of beating each other.

If someone can get a little winning run together maybe they can pull away a bit – but all the games seem to be pretty tight.

I can see it being like that all the way now, right up until the very end of the season.

Teams that win three or four on the bounce are jumping up four places.

If you lose a few you drop down the same.

We drew at Bury last time out. It was a tough week having also gone all the way down to Bournemouth and back.

It can be quite hard, especially having Bournemouth away a few days before the next game.

You are always trying to play catch-up with your rest.

It’s a bit like being jet-lagged.

Like I say, it was a tough week. But Bury were also a good team, especially in the second half.

In terms of the week I think we would have taken a point beforehand.

It could be a valuable point – especially after a long week – and they were a good side.

I played at Bournemouth, but I want to be playing in our league games.

I had a tight hamstring ahead of the Hartlepool game just before Christmas and have not really played since.

It’s frustrating, but we’ll see what happens in the next few weeks and hopefully I’ll be back in the team.

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