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HASSELBAINK PLEASED WITH CHELTENHAM POINT, KANE HEMMINGS UPDATE

8 January 2022

JIMMY Floyd Hasselbaink has confirmed that Burton Albion have accepted a bid for striker Kane Hemmings.

Hemmings missed today’s 1-1 draw at Cheltenham Town after the club received an offer from an unnamed club.

Kane joined the club in 2020 and has scored 20 goals during his time with the Brewers.

Hasselbaink, speaking after the draw at Cheltenham, said the offer could not be refused, but that he and Kane have a great relationship and that it was a decision the club had to take.

“We have had an offer that the club couldn’t refuse for Kane and we have accepted it," confirmed Hasselbaink.

“It is business that the club should do, everything is not done yet, but it is an offer, so it was better to leave him out today.

“He has been a very important character within the squad during his time here. Did we want to lose him at this time, no, but that is business and we are wishing him all the best (if he goes).”

A Daniel Jebbison equaliser in the second half secured a point for the Brewers after Callum Wright gave the home side the lead.

Speaking on his side's performance, Hasselbaink said the performance in the second half was much improved in comparison to the first.

“We had to find a solution in the second half and be honest," said Hasselbaink.

"They want to work, and sometimes they were doing things that they shouldn’t be doing in the first half.

“We brought Lucas Akins on to try and keep the ball upfront and maintain that front line.

“We wanted simplicity, that is what makes teams so hard to play against and I feel like we found that in the second half.”


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