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5 November 2015

BREWERS boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink believes that all Football League divisions should have an international break.

Although there are no Premiership and Championship fixtures when international games are scheduled, League One and Two have full fixture programmes.

However, if there are three players or more called up, then lower division games are called off, as has happened with Albion's home game against Milwall on November 14.

Hasselbaink thinks such late postponements hinder planning and he would prefer a clearer picture.

He said: "I think everyone should stop because we lose Joachim, Millwall lose three players, Coventry lose a few. 

"It is what it is so we should all stop. Everyone should play all games at the same time or something dramatic has to happen. There are enough free Tuesdays to play the matches.

"At the moment it’s messy. We are League One but the Premiership and Championship are stopping so we should be part of that as well. I can’t understand it.

"Otherwise, how do you plan? Only ten days before the game we are told it’s off. We should know before the start of the season that it’s international weekend and we are not playing."

The Brewers will now have no game on November 14

Hassebaink says: "You can look at in two ways - as a rest but also  when you are doing well you want to keep on going. One of our main players (Robbie Weir) who has done magnificently well is suspended for three matches and he has to wait longer to get back involved. 

"But we are going to look at it in a positive say, take the week as work and put a few things right. We might have a training game on the Friday."

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