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29 January 2022

Club News


29 January 2022

JIMMY FLOYD Hasselbaink was left incredibly proud by the efforts of his Burton Albion players in our 2-1 win away at Lincoln City today.

The Brewers turned in a much-improved performance to take a deserved three points at LNER Stadium, with goals from Joe Powell and Sam Hughes overturning a 1-0 deficit early in the second half.

It was the perfect response to our midweek defeat at the hands of MK Dons, and secured a second consecutive away win.

“I’m very proud of my team today,” said Hasselbaink.

“To come here and play the way we played, and be brave, it’s not an easy place (to do that).

“We had a lot of young players today and they held their own. We contained them and it was a little bit of a blow when we conceded, but it didn’t keep us down.

“Their goalkeeper made some incredible saves and I had to say to him afterwards ‘really well done, any chance?’. But we were brilliant.

“We were front-footed, we looked really good. We created good chances in the first half and we could have easily scored two goals.

“I think we were the better team.”

Hasselbaink was most pleased with the reaction of his side to going a goal down just minutes into the second half, with Albion continuing to threaten and eventually grabbing an equaliser through Powell, before Hughes wrapped up the three points in the 80th minute.

That despite losing striker Gassan Ahadme to a knee injury in the first half.

“We didn’t come out of the dressing room as sharp as we wanted to,” said Hasselbaink.

“We sat off a little bit but then we picked ourselves up. We controlled the game, even when we didn’t have the ball, and I liked that because that’s an art as well.

“We were never in deep trouble and for us to do that coming here, it’s big thing. We wanted to do that on Tuesday as well but it wasn’t to be, and I must say the players have done themselves proud today.

“You need character, and even though they’re young they have that. I want them to never die, never give up.

“In football there is always an opportunity, always a chance, and we showed that.

“We scored from a second-phase throw and a corner but we were always going to be dangerous today.”

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