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One more push - Burton Albion manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

27 April 2015

Burton Albion boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has called for one last effort from his players to secure the Sky Bet League 2 title.

The Brewers remain two points clear of Shrewsbury Town after a 3-1 win that ended Northampton Town’s slender Play-Off hopes.

And the Dutchman made it clear he would be disappointed if Burton let the championship crown slip through their grasp at Cambridge United on the final day of the season.

Hasselbaink said: "A lot of supporters are probably satisfied that we are going up, but I want it to be as champions. We've showed great character to get where we are and I expect more of the same at to see the job through."

Lucas Akins opened the scoring inside the first four minutes to set the tone for a poor first-half display by the visitors.

Slack marking allowed Phil Edwards to slot in the home team's second in the 31st minute and Lucas Akins added the third from the penalty spot four minutes before the break.

Lawson D'Ath reduced the deficit with a stunning 15-yard volley in the 54th minute, but Hasselbaink was content his side secured victory without further alarm.

The Burton boss added: "The first-half performance was very good. We were out of the blocks very quick and looked really sharp.

"But when you go in at three-nil, it's always difficult to come out and replicate the performance.

"They had nothing to lose, they made changes to their team for the second half and went more direct to put us on the back foot.

"You have to give them credit for that, but we got back to understanding what they were doing.

"I didn't think we were ever in trouble after that and I must give my players credit for finishing the game off very professionally."

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