DINO Maamria believes he has got what it takes to get Burton Albion out of trouble.

The former Oldham Athletic manager has been appointed assistant to Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, who has returned to the club he first managed five years ago, following last month's sacking of Jake Buxton.

The Brewers are bottom of League One, five points from safety, with just 16 points from 23 games.

But Maamria thinks his track record should stand them in good stead.

"My experience of turning clubs around for where we are right now, I think that’s a strong part of my CV," said the 46-year-old, who won the Conference Premier manager of the year award in his first managerial job, after ensuring Northwich Victoria survived the drop despite being in administration and 15 points adrift at the time of his appointment.

He went on to take charge of Southport, Nuneaton Town, who were struggling in the league but were close to the play-offs when he left, and Stevenage before his appointment at Boundary Park in September 2019.

"I’ve had five managerial jobs and also those clubs were struggling down at the bottom," said Maamria.

"I’ve got good experience, I think that’s why the chairman was willing to bring me here."

And Maamria, who left Oldham in July last year after 10 months in charge, feels changing the mindset of the dressing room is key to changing Burton's fortunes.

"Any team down at the bottom will be lacking confidence first and foremost," he said.

"It’s instilling that confidence and belief in those players that they can produce better results.

"That’s important and we need to get them organised defensively as well, setting a defensive platform to score goals off the back of that.

"And we’ve got to motivate the players and show them why it’s important this club stays in League One.

"I don’t think anyone will want a relegation on their CV and that needs hammering home to the players."