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Burton Albion’s trip to Northampton Town could be tougher than facing a promotion rival: Lee Bell

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: April 11, 2014

LOAN CLAUSE . . . Zander Diamond cannot play for Northampton Town against Burton Albion on Saturday

LOAN CLAUSE . . . Zander Diamond cannot play for Northampton Town against Burton Albion on Saturday

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We’re off to Northampton tomorrow, and that’s going to be a really tough game because they are fighting for their lives.

It will be a difficult game – possibly more difficult than playing a team fighting for promotion, because they will all have to go that extra yard for each other.

It will be a very difficult game, but a game we’re all looking forward to.

It will also be a chance to catch up with Zander Diamond.

He won’t be able to play against us, which is probably a relief, because he’s a good defender.

But I’m sure we will see him and catch up on how he’s been getting on.

I hear he’s been doing well, and I’m really pleased for him.

I’m not sure who he’ll be cheering for this weekend though!

He’s a professional and he needed some football, which is completely understandable.

He was a great player for us, but you can’t take anything away from the players who have played in there as they have all been fantastic.

Against Plymouth last weekend, we got the three points, and at this stage that’s what we’re after.

I was really pleased with the way we played in the first half, and we looked the only team likely to score.

We were fantastic in the first half, but obviously when we didn’t get the second goal. They attacked us in the second half, and it was hard to stop the ball running forward.

The back four coped really well I thought. Overall it was a good performance. That’s gone now and we move onto the next game.

I had a little bit of a different role last Saturday, just sitting in front of the back four, and that allows the other boys to get forward a bit more.

It’s not massively different to my usual role, but it’s something that seemed to work well.

In that role, I’ve just got to do the simple things, break up the play and give the ball to the forwards.

It’s a role I like and I’ve been playing it my whole career, pretty much.

You can call it what you want.

It’s another formation we’ve tried and succeeded with, so that can be something to keep in mind for the last five games.

It would be nice if that helped me keep my place in the team, but it’s about the squad all being together at this stage of the season and picking up wins.

It would be lovely if I can stay in the team but the gaffer might see something different for tomorrow.

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