BURTON Albion fans are being urged to turn out in greater numbers in order to back the table-topping Brewers.
Albion rose to the top of League One after a sixth win of the season at Swindon but both the manager and chairman were hoping the team’s success would have seen more fans come through the turnstiles.
Manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink paid tribute to chairman Ben Robinson, who celebrated his 70th birthday this week, and urged Burton fans to back the club in increasing force.
Hasselbaink said: “He’s a magnificent man. He picks his managers, gives them a chance but also the room to make those little mistakes and learn from them. What he has done with this club is absolutely magnificent but sometimes I feel we can support him more.
“We want the supporters to come out in big numbers so we can have more people in the ground. Sometimes I think people can do that a little bit more and give the chairman the support he deserves.
“It’s magnificent what he has done not only for this club but also the community.
“He’s a very special man and it’s a privilege to be around him and get his experience and knowledge.”
The chairman admits the attendance at the Rochdale home fixture was below expectations and urged more people to back the club.
He said: “I was really disappointed with the Rochdale attendance. When you support Burton Albion you are not only supporting a professional football club but also the community. We have always supported our community and always will. Our community trust engages with 8,000 people a week and the work it does is absolutely incredible. If you talk to the police, hospitals and schools they will tell you how important that work is.
“The message is that if you are supporting Burton Albion you are supporting all that as well.”