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Only a Steve Cook goal could separate League One mainstays Burton Albion and newly-promoted Premier League side Nottingham Forest during their most recent pre-season friendly, so it came as no surprise to see Hasselbaink upbeat following the final whistle.

The 50-year-old insisted that there was much to like about his side’s performance on the day, which came after Burton Albion had suffered a 4-2 loss to Hibernian in their opening pre-season friendly before claiming a 2-1 success over Stratford Town.

A Burton Albion XI will face Mickleover the day before the visit of Birmingham, but one can assume that Hasselbaink will deploy his strongest troops for the Bass Charity Vase game on Saturday, and the friendlies are coming thick and fast for the Brewers.

Brackley Town, Sheffield United and Belper Town will all do battle with Hasselbaink’s outfit before they commence their League One season against Wycombe Wanderers on July 30, and Birmingham will certainly provide stern opposition this weekend.

Burton centre-back Sam Hughes continues to build up his match fitness after recovering from a devastating ACL tear, and the 25-year-old lasted 82 minutes of the recent loss to Forest.

Hasselbaink did not pick up any fresh injury problems in Tuesday’s defeat, and he was not averse to hand minutes to a couple of trialists against Premier League opposition.

The hosting manager jokingly laughed off a question surrounding Viljami Sinisalo‘s potential debut after the defeat to Forest, with the Finnish goalkeeper arriving on loan from Aston Villa earlier this week.

Meanwhile, Birmingham starlet Adan George, who recently committed himself to a new contract at St Andrew’s, is still working his way back from an ACL injury and was not involved against Portimonense.

Loan signings Dion Sanderson and Przemyslaw Placheta both completed one half each on Tuesday, and the Blues are also supposedly set to sign Arsenal centre-back Auston Trusty for the 2022-23 season.

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The 23-year-old is not expected to join in time to take part on Saturday, where Sanderson and Marc Roberts ought to act as the centre-back pairing from the off. Jobe Bellingham – younger brother of Jude Bellingham – could come on as a substitute at the Pirelli Stadium.

Burton Albion possible starting lineup:
Sinisalo; Hamer, Shaughnessy, Oshilaja, Hughes, Kokolo; Taylor, Lakin, Keillor-Dunn; Moult, Ahadme

Birmingham City possible starting lineup:
Etheridge; Graham, Roberts, Sanderson, Colin; Bacuna, Woods, Bailey; Leko, Deeney, Hogan

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