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Boss Rowett has brought about upturn in fortunes at Burton

By Gloucestershire Echo  |  Posted: November 09, 2012

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BURTON Albion look to be on course for a much-improved season under boss Gary Rowett.

The Brewers finished 17th last term, with former number two Rowett taking over from Paul Peschisolido after a miserable run of form which saw them go 16 League Two matches without a win.

Burton hit back from a goal down to win 2-1 at Plymouth Argyle on Wednesday night, lifting them to within three points of tomorrow's opponents Cheltenham Town.

They have been lifted by the news that their FA Cup first-round replay at non-League Altrincham will be screened live by ESPN, netting the club £31,000.

Robins boss Mark Yates was at the initial tie, which ended in a 3-3.

Only a last-minute strike from Calvin Zola spared their blushes and Altrincham led 2-0 at half-time.

Rowett, who is assisted by ex-Robins midfielder Luke Summerfield's father Kevin, opted for a 4-2-3-1 formation at Plymouth.

He is expected to do the same at the Abbey Business Stadium tomorrow.

Jack Dyer played in the holding midfield alongside Lee Bell, while Cleveland Taylor replaced Jordan Chapell on the right of three men in behind seven-goal lone striker Zola.

Jacques Maghoma, who has scored six times this term, started on the left, with Robbie Weir in the middle.

Justin Richards, Cheltenham's top scorer during the 2009/10 campaign, is currently struggling to break into the Brewers' starting XI.

Cheltenham beat Burton 2-0 home and away last season, with Jermaine McGlashan scoring his first goal for the club at Whaddon Road to give them an early lead before Sido Jombati added the second.

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