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Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink savours Burton Albion win

9 February 2015

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink praised Burton Albion’s professionalism as they moved top of Sky Bet League 2 with a 3-1 victory at Cheltenham Town.

It took Burton 21 minutes to breakthrough a Robins defence that has not kept a clean sheet in League 2 since September 16 last year.

A low shot from Darragh Lenihan was blocked by Robins skipper Matt Taylor, but the ball fell to Stuart Beavon and he finished superbly past Trevor Carson.

Burton's lead was doubled in the 36th minute when Lucas Akins' cross from the right was helped on by Jacob Blyth and Adam McGurk capitalised on hesitancy from two defenders to nod into the net.

Cheltenham were made to pay for another defensive lapse four minutes into the second half.

Phil Edwards was left completely unmarked to head in McGurk's corner from the left and make it 3-0 to the Brewers.

"I am delighted with the win and you are always happy with three points," Hasselbaink said. "The performance was good, especially in the first half.

"In the second half we started very well, we looked very comfortable and when you look very comfortable it can be very dangerous.

"They scored to make it 3-1 and then there was a little bit of panic, but we finished it very professionally and had more chances. We looked very good at times.

"We are taking each game as it comes, the next one is now on Tuesday against Wimbledon.

"We have to prepare how we always prepare and take it from there. We have 15 matches left, but all we can control is the next match."

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