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Brewers boss fancies a taste of Carling

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Burton Albion boss Paul Peschisolido saw enough from his side's draw with Torquay United to suggest The Brewers can create a cup shock and knock Burnley out of the Carling Cup tonight.

Albion travel to Turf Moor as underdogs after seeing a two-goal lead slip at Plainmoor on Saturday, but Peschisolido is hoping the unpredictable nature of cup football can assist Burton in avenging their FA Cup defeat to the Clarets in January.

"The bookies won’t be giving us a chance, but cup football is never that predictable," said the former Canadian international.

“The result at Torquay was disappointing in the sense that we let slip a two-goal lead, but it was a decent performance.

“We created loads of chances and I thought the front two (Justin Richards and Calvin Zola) caused a lot of problems for the Torquay defence. That’s what we’ll be looking to do against Burnley and see where it takes us.


 

“They’re a Championship side, so the pressure will be on them, while we’ll be going there to enjoy the occasion and see whether we can make a name for ourselves.”

Burnley go into the contest, themselves off the back of a 2-2 draw which saw them peg back Sean Dyche's Watford, having lost Martin Paterson to a thigh injury, and both Keith Tracey, who opened his account against the Hornets, and Alex MacDonald to international duties.

And Peschisolido is hoping to capitalise on any uncertainty that may service in the Clarets' ranks. “There are lots of ifs and buts about any side this early in the season," he continued.

“Burnley have gone through quite a big change during the summer and may not yet have the fluency (manager) Eddie (Howe) will be looking for.

“He might also opt for a bit of experimentation, so we’ll be looking to exploit any situation that might work in our favour.”

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