BURTON Albion boss Gary Rowett is hoping his side’s form has settled down after they recovered from losing three games on the bounce.
The Brewers beat Wycombe 2-1 at the weekend to follow up their 2-2 home draw with Scunthorpe.
Rowett is hopeful of calmer waters ahead as he looks to build on Albion’s play-off appearance last season.
“Hopefully, things have settled down and we can build on the last two games,” he said. “We’re two points off where we were last season.
“There’ll be plenty of opportunities to catch up with last season.
“I’m not saying there’s not going to be a wobble somewhere along the line, but hopefully we won’t lose three in a row again.”
The Brewers boss has refused to get too downcast when things have gone wrong, just as he has resisted over-exuberance in the good times.
“We didn’t get too excited when we were second in the league last season,” he said. “We then didn’t get too down when we got knocked out in the play-offs.
“We’re just trying to improve.
“The road isn’t always going to be as smooth as you would like.
“Everyone talks about the same thing and it’s a bit of a cliche.
“It takes 10 games to settle down.
“We started fantastically well both in league and cup games.
“We had a blip for three games, but in two of those games we had someone sent off before half-time.
“Plus, we haven’t hit top form yet.”
After last season’s dramatic run to the play-offs, expectations of another promotion tilt were fuelled.
Following the first few games, with Burton undefeated, it looked like they could be cruising to League One.
The defeats have been a wake-up call that they will have to fight to get another top-seven finish and Rowett accepts that winning the division could be out of their reach.
“For a club like Burton, being top of the table is maybe a tad unrealistic,” he said. “Maybe last season rose expectations unrealistically.”