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KEEPER SAYS BACK-TO-BACK PROMOTIONS ARE 'INCREDIBLE'

10 May 2016

BURTON Albion keeper Jon McLaughlin has described back-to-back promotions as an 'incredible' achievement.

He says: "Credit to all the lads and everyone at the club as it has been an incredible achievement to come up to League One and take this club into the Championship.

"It's a rarity but even more for a club of this size. For Burton Albion it just shows what you can do if you have the right people and a  tight knit group of lads and a staff around that who know how to get the best out of the players and a fanbase who are all in it together.

"It's that family club feeling.  You are playing for the manager, your fellow players, the chairman and the fans. That makes a difference."

McLaughlin says that the players were nervous against Doncaster but he was confident they would do it.

He says: "We knew it was going to be tough but I personally was very confident, becuase of the way we have been defending all season, that a clean sheet was there for us - especially the way we have been defending as a back five.

"We were hopeful we would go and score a couple of goals but it was obviously very nervy and we worried about making a mistake. But you can't blame the lads for that - it's like playing in cup finals or at Wembley. You are very aware of how much is on the line.

"But we did fantastically well as we knew what Walsall were doing - romping away with their game. Knowing that affected us and we knew we had to get that clean sheet. I think we were thanking our lucky stars when the ham-strings went for the Doncaster lads as before that they were looking quite lively.

"But we put ourselves in the position where we could go and get a 0-0 and get promoted and we did the job."

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