Burton Albion make nearly £1.35m profit from first Championship season

Ben Robinson
Ben Robinson's Burton Albion are third from bottom in the Championship after 12 games this season

Burton Albion's first ever season as a Championship club helped them make a pre-tax profit of almost £1.35m.

The Brewers' record profits were for the financial year from April 2016 to the end of March 2017 and include most of the 2016-17 season.

Burton avoided relegation, while the rewards of playing in England's second tier saw them make £1,344,038.

"We're in a good position, with a solid base to make strategic investments," said chairman Ben Robinson.

"Having survived relegation, the club needed to be in a strong financial position for our second season in the Championship.

"For a club of our size competing against former European champions, and in a division where the vast majority of clubs have been in the Premier League and some still receive parachute payments, it's not a level playing field.

"Therefore, it was important to maximise resources."

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