JIMMY Floyd Hasselbaink rates guiding Burton Albion to the League Two title as a "great achievement" in his football career.Reflecting on his first year in charge of the Brewers, he put down the success at the club to the unity and spirit within the first team.
He says: "We know we have to bring something different to the table, that makes us stronger, able to compete all those Saturdays and Tuesdays. We know the unit has to be strong.
"Last year we knew we couldn't compete with the Oxfords and Portsmouths money-wise. This year it is the Sheffield Uniteds, Wigans and Coventrys.
"But we are happy with what we have. The unit is strong and in order to compete we have to be together, and accept our failures and make sure we help each other not fail. That has been good since day one and that is credit to the players.
"Did people expect us to win League Two? No.
"Did they give us the credit? I don't know.
"Did we deserve the credit? Yes we definitely did.
"We wanted to be No 1. We wanted to put something in the history books for Burton Albion; to establish this club in a certain way and that's what we have done.
"It has been a great achievement."