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29 December 2020

BURTON Albion Football Club has parted company with manager Jake Buxton after the 4-3 home defeat to Wigan.

The club will now be looking for a new manager.

Chairman Ben Robinson said: “I am extremely disappointed as everyone at the club was rooting for Jake and wanted him to succeed in his first opportunity as a manager. Sadly, it has not worked out.

“At the end of the day results matter and following the 5-1 defeat at Lincoln, after 20 games we have only won two matches and were getting deeper and deeper into relegation trouble. That was compounded by losing to Wigan, the team just above us and conceding four more goals.

“Therefore, I felt the time was right to get someone else in and see if they can change the team’s fortunes and give us a better opportunity to avoid relegation.

“Nobody could have worked harder than Jake. He has put in a lot of long hours and huge amount of effort and we are really sorry that hasn’t paid off in terms of results.

“What we can say is that the playing budget was very similar to last season as we wanted to give Jake every chance of succeeding with the team.”

Buxton said: “We haven’t won enough games all season. I have been given a fair crack in terms of the length of time I have had but tonight was a game we needed to win.

“I have done everything in my power during my time in the job in what has been these difficult Covid times. I have been honoured to be associated with this football club for a long period of time, to have captained the team, to have played in front of the supporters and to have managed the club.

“I have an appetite to continue in management and I believe I will succeed but it’s a sad night tonight as nobody wanted it to end like this. Ultimately that’s football.”

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