Burton Albion have had a steady start to the season and find themselves sat comfortably in mid-table with a platform to build on.
The Brewers are sat in 14th position but are only four points off the play-offs as it stands. Nigel Clough’s men have picked up some impressive results beating the likes of Portsmouth, MK Dons and Bristol Rovers.
Burton have also impressed in the Carabao Cup after beating Bournemouth at home in the last round in a strange game which saw 28 minutes of added time which has now seen them draw another home tie, this time against more local Leicester City, who beat Luton Town away in the last round.
One young player who has especially stood out since his introduction into the team is Oliver Sarkic.
Sarkic was put into the side by Clough this season and has excelled so far in his role predominantly on the left hand side of the front three.
Sarkic has been involved in two goals in nine games with one goal and one assist so far this term.
One of Sarkic’s most impressive traits is his passing, with an average of 0.8 key passes per game and a 75% pass completion ratio, he moves the ball around well for Burton and is one of their key assets moving forward.
The Burton youngster has so far given himself a great platform to build on and push on in a Burton Albion shirt.
If he keeps up the level of performances he has shown of late then it may make Championship clubs take note of what he is doing.
Sarkic’s most recent contributions have been during the two wins in the last three games in all competitions where he has scored two goals and also set one up to help Burton on their way.
Burton’s aspirations may be to build on last season which saw them finish in ninth place so Nigel Clough and his players will be hoping to possibly push on for a play-off place, but this will be a tough ask with the amount of good teams now competing in the division.
Burton have two home games out of the next three and will be looking to use these games to propel them up the table and possibly into a play-off spot to give themselves something to fight for.
Nigel Clough will be calling on all his players to put in a shift and will be looking at Sarkic to provide the spark.