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Burton boss wary of Oxford United's firepower
GARY Rowett picked out Oxford United’s forward line-up as ones to watch ahead of tomorrow’s clash with his Burton Albion side.
The U’s will arrive in Staffordshire as Sky Bet League Two’s top scorers after a productive start to the campaign in front of goal.
Burton are only behind Chris Wilder’s men on goal difference and Rowett is full of respect for the visitors, particularly the firepower in the squad.
He said: “They’ve got talent in abundance, with Dave Kitson to go alongside the likes of James Constable and Deane Smalley.
“Alfie Potter on his day is as good as anyone in this division, too.”
The Brewers only just missed out on a top three spot last season and lost out in the play-off semi-final to Bradford City, who went on to win promotion.
They look set to again be strong challengers, but the Brewers boss draws parallels between his squad and United.
He said: “They’ve got some excellent players and are a team very much like ourselves.
“I’ve been listening to what's been coming out of their camp during the summer and how united they are this year.
“We’ve found in the last 18 months that it goes a hell of a long way.”
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