Beavon’s happy he made the right call

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By Stu­art Clarke

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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