Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink: Burton Albion manager targets title

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
Burton boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's only previous managerial experience was with Belgian second division side Royal Antwerp

Burton Albion manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has targeted the League Two title after his side secured promotion to League One by beating Morecambe.

Burton were fifth when the former Chelsea player took over following the departure of Gary Rowett in November.

But they have now been promoted to the third tier for the first time in their history after a 10-match unbeaten run.

"We have got target one - I want the second target and that is first place," Hasselbaink told BBC Radio Derby.

"I want to stay there and the players want to stay there. We want to finish the season as winners."

Meanwhile, Brewers chairman Ben Robinson paid tribute to some of the club's previous managers for putting Hasselbaink in a position to succeed.

"Those 10 years that Nigel Clough gave this club, he set the foundations and this is one big reason why we're here," he said.

"Gary Rowett's been a great manager for us - Jimmy inherited a marvellous squad of players.

"He's tweaked it, he's fine tuned it and he's put his own stamp on it.

"He's brought some players in, and for him to achieve promotion in his first season as manager is very special."

John Mousinho Scott Shearer
Captain John Mousinho (right) told BBC Radio Derby: "It's relief, pride, joy, ecstasy - you don't get many of these moments come along in your career"
Burton fans Ben Robinson
Burton's fans paid tribute to chairman Ben Robinson after the game
Lucas Akins
Lucas Akins (left) scored twice against Morecambe, and is Burton's top scorer this season with eight league goals

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