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Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink proud of Burton Albion belief

5 May 2015

Burton Albion manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink lauded his side after they sealed the Sky Bet League 2 title.

The Brewers won 3-2 at Cambridge, having trailed 2-1 with 10 men after the sending off of goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin. Phil Edwards' stunning effort from long range and Kevin Stewart's late winner secured the League 2 crown.

"We wanted to do it, we didn't want other people not to win," Dutchman Hasselbaink said after the game, referring to the fact Shrewsbury could have won the title had his side not won.

"We wanted to come here and put our stamp on the game, we wanted to come here and win.

"That's why when we went [down] to 10 men we kept on going. We kept on believing.

"It's been an amazing season, it's been 30 matches since I've come in and this was the first match that we've had two goals against.

"That gives you an amazing platform; you're hard to beat, disciplined, and playing football when we can, when we are going forward we are looking very dangerous. This was no different.

"I'm very proud because they have guts, you have to have guts to be able to do that and to believe.

"You have to work a little bit harder because you have one less, and we did that. They were hungry, their bellies were not full yet and now they go home satisfied.

"They showed immense character and you need that to be a successful team."

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