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Nigel Clough’s Burton side have had a generally mixed start to their League One season thus far, lying only five points off the play offs with three games in hand, but having suffered a couple of disappointing losses.

Indeed, narrow losses at home to Rotherham and away at Tranmere can only be seen as poor results, especially based on the high expectations of ambitious chairman Ben Robinson and former League One promotion-winning boss Clough.

However, the Staffordshire side are still well in the promotion picture, with impressive away wins at Gillingham, Oxford, and MK Dons giving The Brewers a decent chance of jumping into play-off contention off the back of a good run of results in the next few weeks.

And the signs appear to be good for Clough’s side, with The Brewers recently having played some of the best football they have played at The Pirelli Stadium over the last few years.

Former Brewers favourite Greg Pearson, who struck 37 goals in 128 league appearances for Burton, has kept a close eye on his former boss’s side this season, and thinks their fans have much to look forward to.

Speaking exclusively to Football League World, when asked about his former club’s start to the season, he responded:

“Despite playing under numerous good managers in my career, Nigel is definitely the best of the bunch.

“He has done an incredible job at Burton over the years, taking the club from the Northern League all the way to the Championship.

“His current side have played some good stuff this season, and I know they were very unlucky to lose to a very good Ipswich side on the first day of the season.

“They’re currently sitting in lower mid-table, but the gaffer [Clough] has a good squad of players there and they’ve conceded a couple of very late goals, which has stopped them pushing up the table.

“The win over a strong Bournemouth side in the Carabao Cup recently shows the potential of these current lads, and with this management team in place, I fully expect to see improved results over the next few weeks.

“My message to all Burton fans is to get behind the lads, because in my opinion they won’t be far away from the top teams at the end of the season.”

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