GARY Rowett reckons Tuesday night’s 2-1 win at Aldershot Town shows Burton Albion have the strength in depth to cope with the League Two run-in.
The Brewers came from behind to beat the Shots with goals from Robbie Weir and Michael Symes.
And they did it without striker Billy Kee and star man Jacques Maghoma as both rested niggling knee injuries.
“That’s one of the most important things – we’ve managed to win the game without either of those two in it,” said Rowett.
“It now gives us that opportunity to possibly get both of them back nice and fresh for Saturday.
“What we showed tonight is that we’ve got the squad to freshen it up.
“We’re going to have to do that once or twice.
“We’ve got the Easter games coming up where it’s going to be a lot to ask people to play Saturday and then Monday in the same way we want to play.
“So we’ll need to flip it around a little bit. If we keep winning games it adds credence to those decisions.”
Rowett was over the moon with the win in a freezing Hampshire, a win that takes Albion up to the heady heights of second in League Two.
But the Brewers boss is not getting ahead of himself and still has an eye over his shoulder in what is Burton’s best ever Football League campaign.
“It’s just another three points and keeps adding to our total,” he said.
“There’s part of me that keeps looking behind me and maybe we need to start looking ahead a little bit more.
“But we’re looking behind us and keeping adding to the points total that we’ve got.
“Also, we’ve not mentioned what’s significant for me - that’s our biggest points total in the Football League.
“I think with eight games to go that’s a remarkable achievement.
“I still keep looking at that 72 points which is probably the play-off mark and anything after that we’ll just keep going.
“It’s a great reward for the players who’ve come all the way down here and worked ever so hard.”