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Burton Albion promoted to League 1 for the first time in their history


 

League Two leaders Burton Albion beat Morecambe to secure promotion to the third tier for the first time.

Although the Brewers can still be caught by fourth-placed Bury, who are nine points adrift with three games remaining, Wycombe in third can no longer match Burton's tally of 88 points as they only have two matches to play.

The Pirelli Stadium outfit were beaten by Fleetwood Town in the League Two play-off final last season, but are now heading for their first-ever campaign in League One.

Under manager and former Chelsea striker Hasselbaink, who arrived following Gary Rowett's departure to Birmingham City in November, they have lost just twice in their last 25 league matches and are currently on a nine-game unbeaten run.

Burton Albion had never played in the Football League prior to their promotion from the Conference in 2009.

Burton Albion manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink told BBC Radio Derby:

 "We've got two more games. Northampton is the first one to prepare in the right way and try to be right.

"You always dream of how certain things have to go. I must say we have worked exceptionally hard. We have worked the players exceptionally hard.

"I'm delighted for the club, for the fans, for the players, for the chairman. You've seen how much work the chairman has done for the club behind the scenes."

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