GARY Rowett says Burton Albion need to get back to what they do best against Scunthorpe United this afternoon.
The Brewers take on the Iron at the Pirelli Stadium, kick-off 3pm, looking to end a run of three consecutive defeats.
Rowett is not overly concerned at the blip following the club’s excellent start to the season.
But he wants the run to end as soon as possible.
“We’re trying to get back to our best way of playing,” he said. “We need one game where it falls for us and that’ll do it.
“If we go back to last season, it didn’t matter who came to the Pirelli – we played our game and were difficult to play against.”
Albion are two points off where they were after eight games last season but Rowett is not overly concerned by the comparison.
“We’re two points behind where we were,” he said. “At the moment, that’s just statistics.
“We’ve lost three games, but if I start worrying about how many games we can afford to lose here and there – well, we can’t start worrying about that at this stage of the season.
“We’re as good as any team in this league if we play to our strengths.”
In two of the three games they lost recently, Burton were down to 10 men.
The other game, the home defeat to Portsmouth, was an off day where they failed to click.
“It’s not a massive issue,” said Rowett. “Really, we just need to have a game go for us.
“There wasn’t an awful lot in the Pompey game and at 1-0 we could’ve got back into it (before Portsmouth scored a second).”
Today sees former Brewers striker Sam Winnall return to the Pirelli Stadium in a Scunthorpe shirt.
He bagged seven in 19 appearances for Albion, 12 of them starts, during a successful loan spell at the club from Wolves in the second half of the 2011/12 season.
Rowett has warned his side to beware of the pacy 22-year-old striker, who has three in eight so far this season.
“He’s a goalscorer and a player who can play off the frontman,” said the manager. “He’s an excellent player and we’ll be aware of him.”