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Ex-Brewer is backing Albion’s play-off bid

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: May 02, 2014

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FORMER Burton Albion favourite Andy Corbett maybe on the other side of the world on the latest leg of his epic cycling journey but his thoughts are still with the Brewers.

Andy, who retired after last season’s play offs, is raising cash for cancer charities on a two-year round the world cycling trip with his brother Rob.

He’s currently in Australia after cycling through Europe, across Russia and China and down through south east Asia.

But before boarding the plane to Australia Andy told the Mail: “I have been following Burton with some interest and watching match highlights on Youtube. It has been great to see them doing so well in the league and also to see the young players coming through and taking their chance so well.

“Another exciting end to the season and hopefully they can go one further than last year.”

Andy’s now tackling one of the most exciting legs of his global adventure.

He says: “With no cheap air conditioned accommodation, long distances between places, hot and humid weather, heavy thunderstorms and suffering GBH by mosquitoes, you might think we aren’t enjoying our start to Australia but that couldn’t be any further from the truth, we have loved it so far.

“Kakadu National Park was amazing, it was a 450km circuit through wetlands and Savannah forests which were all new experiences for us and what a great experience it was.

“We saw saltwater crocodiles, wallabies, buffalo, dingos, kites, termite mounds and we even had the pleasure of a big tarantula trying to sleep with us one night.”

The Burton Mail is urging the whole town and surrounding area to get behind Gary Rowett’s Burton Albion team for the play offs that could lead to promotion to League 1 and we have launched our Come on you Brewers! campaign.

Tell us why you are backing the Brewers. Tweet your support for our Come on you Brewers! campaign by using the #COYB and telling us why you are backing Burton Albion @BurtonMailNews. Email nigel.powlson@burtonmail.co.uk and tell us how you think the play offs will go and what it would mean for you and the town getting to Wembley.

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