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Burton ‘excited’ for PL Cup last 16 tie

Deon Burton is looking forward to see if his side can progress to the quarter-finals of the Premier League Cup when they take on Doncaster Rovers at Hednesford Town's Keys Park on Friday night (ko 7pm).

Albion reached the knockout stages of the competition by topping Group C which consisted of Newcastle United, Hull City and Scunthorpe United, to set up the last 16 clash with Rovers.

And Burton, who has been boosted by an impressive display at Swansea on Monday night is keen to see how the tie unfolds.

Deon said: “The boys were really focused to progress from our Premier League Cup group and I think we put in the hard work in the first few games and then we experimented and changed it up a bit towards the end when we knew we had qualified.

“It’s going to be a great test for the guys reaching the last 16 of the competition, especially after a great win on Monday evening against Swansea.

“The performance on Monday was one of the best I have been part of this season. I think every player put in a good shift and a professional performance working as a team and they got their just rewards after a long journey down to Swansea.

“It was a brilliant performance, which is particularly impressive when you take into consideration that the average age of our team was 18-and-a-half years old. Hopefully we can reproduce the performance and the professionalism of the Swansea performance against Doncaster.

“It was also very good to see Toby King get his first start at PL2 level and play like he’s been there all year.”

Supporters can buy tickets on the day of the game at Hednesford, with admission priced at £5 for adults and £1 for concessions, with season ticket holders eligible for free entry.

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