We are only a quarter of the way through the season but, at risk of tempting fate, I am predicting that this is going to be an absolutely classic season to be a Burton Albion fan.
Everything about the team now seems to have come together. In these last few games the players exude a composure and confidence that I have not seen before.
They are going out onto the pitch with a clear intention of taking all the points, whether it’s home or away.
Exeter City are currently a real force to be reckoned with, but Albion went on the offensive right from the kick-off.
Gone are the days when the Brewers were slow starters at the beginning of each half.
They come out playing high tempo football right from the off.
There is now a focus and a concentration on the task in hand that was sometimes not there in past teams.
Albion had 14 corner kicks on Saturday, twice as many as Exeter, which shows how attack-minded we were.
It was a shame that 13 of these corners came to nothing.
Billy Kee seemed to be struggling to show his normal form in this game, and Albion looked a more likely to score when Alex MacDonald came on in the later stages.
He enabled the team to adopt what is clearly the players’ favoured formation.
Jordan Pickford made two brilliant saves from what looked like certain goalscoring situations – the only two defensive lapses in the whole match.
Other than that the Albion back four were right on top of their game.
Matty Palmer was his usual superb self.
I think many would have treated a 0-0 away draw at an in-form Exeter as a very acceptable result, but I don’t think that the Burton players ever had any intention of settling for a draw .
They were all over Exeter whenever they got the ball and attacked right to the end.
Their persistence was finally rewarded with a cracking Phil Edwards headed goal from a corner kick.
Perhaps we should have won by a bigger margin if some of the numerous earlier chances had been taken – I am sure Gary Rowett and the team will be working on that in the coming week.
It was a long trip to Exeter for the 99 travelling Burton fans, but the return journey seemed a lot shorter with an away win behind us.
YOU need that kind of luck in a promotion fight.
Long journey back but worth it for that.
Phil must have read the Burton Mail today!!!!!!
NOBODY can doubt Pickford’s ability now after three great performances.
We all agree that dropping Deano was harsh but Pickford really is coming into his own now!
Also, you could tell how much it meant to Edwards and the rest of the players today. They went absolutely mad when we scored!
Well deserved hard-fought win.
Polski (Artur Krysiak) still can’t catch a cold! So glad we never signed him.
Looked to be a good away point, we did look slightly better then they did.
Hopefully we can continue to build on this by beating Morecombe on Saturday!
GREAT result, despite why a certain player is playing. He hasn’t put a foot wrong in the last few games, has made fingertip top corner saves and now three clean sheets in a row.
The whole team are working well together.
What are we to do when Delap is fit? Today’s bench would have started at most teams. The depth is brilliant.
Great away win again.
That’s equalled the same amount of away wins from last season already!
Another clean sheet too. Well done boys.
JUST leaving Exeter now, not the best performance from us but we did what we had to do. Solid at the back and we took our chance.
Luckily their CB decided to volley the ball for a corner when his teammates shouted he had time!
Exeter were sloppy at times and I thought we deserved at least a point, we’ll gladly take all three though!
Third consecutive win and clean sheet and up to sixth, can’t complain!
WELL done to all those loyal Burton Albion fans who travelled down to Exeter to cheer on the boys and see another important win! Sixth place.
Andrew Griffiths MP