CHRIS Hussey is hoping to play a part in Burton Albion’s promotion push after being recalled from his loan spell at Bury.
A raft of injuries down the Brewers’ left-hand side forced Gary Rowett’s hand in drafting the wide man back from Gigg Lane, and he could start tomorrow’s clash with Southend United, kick-off 3pm.
But it is the forthcoming play-offs which have whetted Hussey’s appetite.
“It’s brilliant to come back to Burton and have the chance to play in the play-offs,” said the 25-year-old former Coventry City man.
“They have been there before last season, but it can be a lottery – it’s like two cup finals, and then an actual final as well!
“Anything can happen.
“They are all good teams in there and all deserve to be there, so we’ll see what happens.”
Hussey can play left-wing, left-back and centre-half, meaning he is the ideal man to cover for the injured Jimmy Phillips, Damien McCrory and Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.
He was first-choice at the start of this season, but after a swashbuckling start to his Brewers career, he stalled somewhat and dropped down the pecking order.
“I did well at the start of the season and was really enjoying my football,” said Hussey.
“I was scoring goals for fun and setting up goals, but then things went sour for me and I stopped enjoying it quite so much.
“I’ve gone away and done well, the gaffer has seen that and called me back.
“I went to Bury and did well, but then Burton called me back, so I can hopefully benefit them.
“One door shuts and another one opens, and I might get a chance.”
While with the Shakers, Hussey made 11 appearances, scoring twice, and was grateful to boss David Flitcroft for rescuing his season.
“It was really good at Bury and I really enjoyed my time there,” he said.
“They were near the relegation zone when I went there and now they are 10th.
“In fact, they nearly made it into the play-offs themselves – we went to York and lost 1-0 to a scrappy goal, and if we’d won there we’d have had a decent chance.
“But if someone had said they’d be safe a few weeks ago, they’d have taken that.
“The new gaffer came in and has done a great job, and I’d like to thank him for giving me a chance.
“It gave me a chance to play.”