Nigel Clough has insisted he’s not feeling any pressure ahead the League Cup game on Tuesday night.
We face Burton for the first time in our history, but Clough says the match almost represents a free game for his outfit.
“This is a brilliant week for the club, not a crucial week. Usually big games like this come later in the season and there’s a lot riding on them. That’s not the case,” he said (via ESPN).
“Obviously there’s no such thing as a free game because you want to win and get through, but this is as close as it gets for us.
“Playing Liverpool and Derby this week is not pressure for us. Having to get a point away at Doncaster to win promotion — that is pressure. It was torturous.”
Incredibly, Burton were a non-league side seven years ago, but three promotions have seen them move up to the second tier for the first time in their history.
They’ve had a mixed start to life in the Championship – they lost their opening two games against Nottingham Forest and Bristol City 4-3 and 2-1 respectively, but they then beat Sheff Wed 3-1 and drew 2-2 with Blackburn Rovers last time out.
That’s left them 18th in the table with four points, though they are just two behind QPR who occupy the final playoff place.