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McLAUGHLIN HAS PROMOTION IN THE BACK OF HIS MIND

18 April 2015

A win today could mathematically secure promotion for the Brewers but only is Bury fail to beat Portsmouth.

Since the arrival of Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, his team seem to be firmly on the ground and not getting ahead of themselves.

Promotion was not something Hasselbaink confirmed he was going for in his first ever press conference with the Brewers but it looks as though it is a case of ‘when’ rather than ‘if’ as Burton Albion sit top of Sky Bet League 2.


Goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin has been a solid figure between the sticks and has certainly cemented his place in the Brewers starting XI. The players are never going to admit that promotion is on their minds, but McLaughlin told burtonalbionfc.co.uk that it is impossible to get it out the back of your mind.


“Maybe it is impossible to completely have it out of your minds.


“Maybe you try hard to be professional and focus on getting the points from that game because that is the only way you get in them positions.”


The bigger picture…Is it just promotion or is it the title? The Brewers have already this season made history by surpassing their points total in a season. They are currently sitting on their 400th league point which they picked up on Wednesday night against Carlisle United.


“You can’t start looking at the bigger picture too soon.


“You saw the other night, these teams are not going to be easy to beat, especially at this stage of the season.


“Teams for no reason start to spoil parties and plans.


“I have been in teams that have done that in the past so you know that there is no point in thinking we’ve done it and its over until we have got enough points and it is mathematically certain.”


We take it game by game. Yes we have heard it all before but Hasselbaink’s men are really taking each game as it comes. Another game another point…or three as the case has been for most of the season.


“We will keep going.


“The longer we can do that and keep picking up points in these last few games, hopefully everything will fall in to place itself.


“As long as we keep working hard and doing what we have been doing all season, we will be alright.”


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