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Burton living the impossible dream as patience and ambition stoke flames

It used to be Gresley and Tamworth, now Burton Albion’s first season in the Championship opens at Nottingham Forest. Their chairman, who has sacked one manager is almost 20 years, says there will no change in approach

When Burton Albion made the short trip to Nottingham shortly after winning promotion to the Football League, it was more than just the Trent that separated them from the City Ground. The home of Nottingham Forest must have seemed as though it belonged to a different world as the League Two newcomers scrambled their way to a 1-1 draw with Notts County. Content to leave Meadow Lane with a point, the most Burton could do was peer at the stadium across the river and dream of playing there one day.

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