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League One Preview: Burton Albion

25 June 2015

A look at the teams we'll be taking on next season - today we look at Burton Albion..

About Burton Albion


Nicknamed the Brewers, Burton Albion are a club based in Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire. The Brewers are a side who the Shakers are familiar with after we spent last season fighting alongside them for a place in Sky Bet League One. On 18th April 2015, Burton won 2–1 away at Morecambe, this saw them clinch promotion to League One for the first time in their history. 

How did they get on last season?

A fantastic season by all accounts, after gaining promotion to Sky Bet League One and being crowned Champions of Sky Bet League Two after a solid and consistent campaign. 

Who's the Gaffer?

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink. Hasselbaink is a well established figure in international football having had an illustrious playing career as a striker at several high profile clubs across Europe. Hasselbaink began his managerial career at Belgian Second Division club Royal Antwerp. He was appointed as Manager of Burton on 13th November 2014, and in his is first season in charge he guided Burton to the Sky Bet League Two title.

Who’s the star player?

Experienced striker Stuart Beavon put in a solid display during the Brewers’ successful 2014/15 campaign. He was recruited on a permanent basis from Reading last August and bagged seven goals in the 2014/15 campaign. Beavon has had League One experience playing with Wycombe Wanderers and Preston North End. 

Any links?

Chris Hussey - Hussey joined the Brewers in the summer of 2013 after being released by AFC Wimbledon. Chris made 26 appearances for the Brewers before joining the Shakers on loan in March 2014. Chris signed for Bury on a permanent basis in the summer of 2014 on a two-year deal after Chris and Burton mutually agreed to waive his contract extension for a second season. He had triggered a clause in his contract which earned him a second year, but both parties agreed to part company.

About the ground

The Pirelli Stadium was opened in July 2005 after the Brewers' moved from their old Eton Park ground. The Pirelli Stadium holds just under 7,000 spectators.

For the trip to the Pirelli Stadium Shakers fans will housed in the East Stand, behind the goal. 

vs record

Games won: 5

Games drawn: 3

Games lost: 1

What are the current odds on Burton Albion getting promoted next season?


Burton Albion are priced at 9/1 to gain promotion from Sky Bet League One this coming season.

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