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Gary Rowett happy with successful Burton Albion tinkering

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: April 06, 2014

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GARY Rowett was pleased that the tweaks he made to his Burton Albion tactics seemed to pay off in yesterday’s win over Plymouth Argyle.

The Brewers closed the gap on the top three with a 1-0 victory at the Pirelli Stadium, and Rowett revealed he had pushed his midfield up towards strikers Billy Kee and Gary Alexander, in turn selected to make the most of the pitch size.

"A slightly different formation allowed the three midfielders to get closer to the front two – who I thought did terrifically well,” said the Albion boss.

"I hoped that Billy and Gary would have an effect with their physicality because our pitch is small and you haven't got to run as far.

"On big pitches, you sometimes need a bit more pace up there, but at home sometimes you can do that.

“I thought they held it up quite well and our link-up play was excellent.

“We didn't really come under any pressure in the first half and we probably should have made one or two more of our shots count."

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