BURTON Albion players - and one fan - took part in the Johnstone’s Paint Pot Challenge earlier this month.
Ten players from the Burton squad attempted to chip the ball from the angle of the 18-yard box into a giant inflatable paint pot on the middle of the six yard line (see video above).
They were joined by support Louis Burrows, who won a special competition run by Johnstone’s Paint to be the club’s 11th man for the challenge.
Ten points were awarded for a successful chip-in, with one point accumulated each time the paint pot is struck.
Callum McFadzean, Matt Palmer, Lee Bell, Robbie Weir and Chris Hussey all hit the paint pot for Burton, while Burrows (pictured with Billy Kee) became the third 11th man supporter winner to score a point for their club this season.
But Burton’s total of six points was not enough to dislodge current Johnstone’s Paint Pot Challenge leaders and fellow play-off hopefuls Fleetwood Town, who scored 16.
“We are in a hugely important time for the football club so it was good to have chance to enjoy the Johnstone’s Paint Pot Challenge,” said boss Gary Rowett.
“There was plenty of banter amongst the lads and they all enjoyed taking part.”
Ben Wilde, brand and sponsorship manager for Johnstone’s Paint, said: “Burton had a couple of very near misses and could have challenged Fleetwood at the top of the table had they gone in.
“But we were delighted they got in the spirit of the Johnstone’s Paint Pot Challenge and thank them for their participation.”
Afterwards, Kee answered some questions about the squad (see video below).