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‘Sign him up’ – Fans reacts as first team coach for League One side stuns by scoring twice in friendlies

Burton Albion took on non-league Solihull Moors in a pre-season friendly on Tuesday and fell to a 3-2 defeat at Damson Park, one moment in the game saw a second-half cameo from the Brewers fitness coach Chris Beardsley.

Beardsley, who has been part of Nigel Clough’s backroom team at Burton for three years, came on the pitch as a half-time substitute and got himself on the scoresheet.

The League One side were 3-1 down and the 78th minute saw the former player poking the ball home from a Darren Bent header from close range.

It gave Burton hope of grabbing an equaliser, which unfortunately they couldn’t find.

That wasn’t the first time Beardsley scored for the newly relegated side.

Just last night he got his second goal in as many games as Burton ended up losing 5-2 against Alfreton Town.

He was name in the starting lineup and on 36 minutes, Reece Hutchinson’s shot from the edge of the box was saved and up came Chris Beardsley who pounced on the rebound to make it 1-1.

It seems he is certainly surprising the club and fans as there have been calls to sign him up.


Take a look at that reaction from supporters on the next page.

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