Burton Albion clinched promotion at home to Northampton Town on Saturday where they beat the cobblers 3-1. Burton maintained their place top of the league one table with a comfatable win against the cobblers Saturday, where they were named ‘Champions Of League Two’.
Zander Diamond got on the end of Stuart Beavon’s cross into his own net which put the Brewers ahead. Before Phil Edwards hit home from Nasser El’s corner.
Lucas Akins then added a third from the penalty spot shortly before half time, after he was grappled to the ground by Evan Horwood.
Lawson D’Ath’s Volley closed in on the lead, but Burton held on over second-half pressure to secure the win for the Brewers.
Promoted Burton remain two points clear at the top on the Sky Bet League Two.
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink opens door to Leeds return:
Former Elland Road striker has steered the Brewers into League One for the first time in their history but admits he could now leave for a bigger club.
The Burton Albion boss, 43, has been strongly linked with the Elland Road post, with current incumbent Neil Redfearn under threat of losing his job.
Victory on Saturday will confirm them as champions, but Hasselbaink has been linked with Championship Leeds – his first English club.
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink admits he could lead Burton to the League Two title and then quit if a big club comes in.
Hasselbaink, 43, played for the Elland Road side in their Premier League days and hit 42 goals in 87 games between 1997 and 1999 before later spells with Chelsea, Middlesbrough and Charlton.
The ex-Dutch international added: “That is the most normal thing in Holland – you have to develop players. I like improving players and to work with young players, that is what it is about.
“I have been in this country from 1997 and it has been very good to me. And for me to work with British players and trying to make them better is fundamental. The core of my team has to be British.”
“That is what England needs. I am a big believer in young British players and working with them.
But he is not planning major surgery after impressively developing Burton’s current squad.
Jimmy also added: “I will do everything in my power to make Burton, as long as I am here, as successful as possible. I have two more years here on my contract, it’s my job to look ahead. But football is football. We know how it works in this industry.
He said: “Leeds is a very beautiful club that I played for for two years.
“It’s difficult, but you have to make decisions with your brain not with your heart.
JIMMY FLOYD HASSELBAINK says he will think “with my head and not my heart” over reports linking him to a head coach role at Leeds United.
Hasselbaink took over at Burton last November and has already earned them promoted from League Two.
As for Leeds, owner Massimo Cellino has insisted Redfearn will not be sacked from his post, although the head coach has himself hinted he will walk this spring.
He also told Sky Sports News:
“I’ve got two more years on my contract at Burton and it’s my job.”
Meanwhile, “Around 350 of the extra 900 allocation for Cambridge Utd have been sold so far. Tickets will go off sale at midday Friday.”
Burton Albion owner presenting awards to players yesterday evening: