Jordan Pickford

Pickford helps spring cup surprise

by Stuart Vose

Pickford tastes victory at Bramall Lane.

Sunderland loanee Jordan Pickford helped Burton register a super victory in the first round of the Capital One Cup last night.

Pickford made his second appearance for the Brewers, who ran out 2-1 winners against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.

The Blades are amongst the favourites for promotion from League One but were downed by Burton, who drew 2-2 at Cheltenham on the opening day.

Defender Chris Hussey put the visitors ahead five minutes into the second half only for Michael Doyle to level with a spectacular drive from 25 yards.

However, it was to be Burton's night as Alex Macdonald crossed for Hussey to power home a 90th-minute header to win the game.