BURTON Albion injected some life into their automatic promotion dream last night as they saw off Wycombe Wanderers at the Pirelli Stadium.
Adam McGurk netted the only goal of the game and answered boss Gary Rowett’s call for a big performance in a crucial game.
His goal just after half-time was vital in keeping the Brewers in the hunt for the top three on a night when promotion rivals Rochdale, Chesterfield, Scunthorpe and Fleetwood all won.
But more bad news for Albion fans will surely come from the treatment room today as McGurk hobbled off in clear discomfort from a knee problem with five minutes left.
It would be a major blow if he was ruled out for any period of time after netting his 10th of the season.
Big games call for big players, and McGurk, arguably the most talented player at the club, is certainly one of those.
The result last night was far more important than the performance and Burton got the three points they so badly needed after a three-match winless streak.
While it was a tense encounter against a side battling to stay in the Football League, all that mattered was the final outcome in front of the lowest league crowd at the Pirelli this season.
For a full report, see tomorrow’s Burton Mail.