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Burton Albion striker Liam Boyce has told of his "devastation" after learning he had ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Shrewsbury Town.
Boyce became Albion's record signing this summer after joining the Brewers from Scottish Premiership side Ross County in a deal thought to be worth round £500,000.
"When the injury happened it was a bit of a nothing incident," Boyce told the Belfast Telegraph .
"I went for the scan and was still hopeful but after I had the scan I was told the bad news and it was devastating to learn that I would be out for so long.
Burton Albion do not have any new injury worries ahead of the visit of Cardiff City in Saturday's Championship curtain-raiser at the Pirelli Stadium, according to manager Nigel Clough.
Apart from the two obvious absentees in Boyce and Ben Turner - who misses out due to suspension - missing, Clough has a full squad including Luke Varney and Jackson Irvine, who return after a spell on the sidelines with hamstring issues.
“No, not at the moment," replied Clough, when asked about any injury worries the Brewers currently have ahead of Saturday's match.
"We've got about 18 or 19 to choose from."
Burton Albion midfielder Matty Lund reckons Saturday's Championship season-opener against Cardiff City will provide the Brewers with a tough test to start the season.
He knows it will be tough - with the more teams than ever battling for promotion to the promised Land of the Premier League - but is in the mood to prove those wrong who have already tipped Albion for relegation, just as they did last term.
"There’ll be no easy games, I can imagine," he said.
"But we've just got to prove people wrong again, and show that we can beat the big teams."
Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare brought Yohan Benalouane off as punishment for the Foxes defender's horror tackle on Stephen Warnock in last night's 2-1 defeat to the Brewers.
Shakespeare addressed the 76th-minute tackle that would not look out of place on a Sunday league pitch when, having endured a torrid time at the hands of Akins, the Tunisian lunged into a tackle and brought the former Liverpool man down.
"My decision was to take him off, sit him down, show him that because he has got to learn from that. If he doesn’t, he won't be involved," Shakespeare told the Leicester Mercury.
"I was bringing him off for that tackle. Normally he would have got a red card. He has got that in his game. If he doesn’t get rid of it, he won't play."