Beavon’s happy he made the right call
STUART BEAVON says he had no second thoughts about joining Burton on a permanent deal, despite dropping a division.
The 30-year-old striker moved to the Pirelli Stadium on loan from League One side Preston, before committing his future to the club on deadline day.
Now, after Albion’s start to the season, Beavon is confident his decision was the correct one.
The Brewers have already seen off Wigan and QPR in the Capital One Cup and are flying high in League Two.
Ahead of the visit of Portsmouth today, Burton will look to maintain their 100 per cent home record as manager Gary Rowett faces a club he followed as a boy, having grown up on the Isle of Wight.
Beavon, who has netted twice in six appearances for the Brewers, is no stranger to League Two promotion races, going up with Wycombe Wanderers in 2009.
“At first it was a case of do I really want to drop to League Two?” said Beavon. “But I’ve joined a club that is going places and wants to be in League One.
“At my age, 30 years old, being offered a threeyear deal at a place like Burton means it was a nobrainer to sign it.
“At the start of the season, we’ve beaten a Championship team, a Premier League team and were top of League Two. What more do you want?”
Portsmouth have also started the season strongly, but defeat at home to Newport last weekend set Andy Awford’s men back.
Goals from Ricky Holmes and Simon Ferry gave Pompey their first away win of the season in the same fixture last year, triumphing 2-1 at the Pirelli Stadium, with Zander Diamond scoring for Burton.
Awford is considering employing wing-backs against Burton, a ploy which has proved fruitful at home.
He said: “We’ve only conceded one goal in four games playing wing-backs and that goal was a set-piece.
“So, in general play, we’ve been very tight with that system. It’s been good.”
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