Following the departure of Phil Parkinson, first team coach Andrew Taylor will take charge against Burton Albion and met the press ahead of the game. “It’s always a big change for players when a manager leaves because it brings about a lot of uncertainty, but lads have been brilliant,” he said. “They were great in training on Monday morning and ahead of the game, the message from us has been simple – we want them to go out and express themselves, play with freedom and enjoy it. The bottom line is that we’re still in a very good position in the league and we’re still within touching distance of the top two. I said to the lads this morning that football moves fast, so we haven’t got time to feel sorry for ourselves or to let the emotions of what’s happened affect us. Whether I’m here or not, the end goal for this squad this season has to be promotion and that will not change. December is a big month for us and there is a lot of football to be played, starting with two big home games that we will aim to take six points from.”

Taylor also gave a fitness update: “Lynden Gooch and Jordan Willis are both still out, but they aren’t too far off returning,” Taylor said. “Jordan was out doing a lot of running today, so hopefully he will be available for selection in the next week or so. Josh Scowen has a black eye from Friday evening, but he’ll be ready. Aiden [O’Brien] should be okay as well, but he picked up a slight knock in training yesterday and we’ll assess him in the morning. As it stands, it looks like we’ll be able to pick from the same group of players that were available against Fleetwood Town.”