Episode 153 - Party time at the Pirelli

Thirteen years ago Burton Albion were competing in the Northern Premier League, lining up against teams such as Frickley Athletic, Hucknall Town and Marine. Next season they will be taking on the likes of Coventry City, Bradford City and Blackpool in League One.


 


The Brewers clinched promotion to the third tier of English football for the first time in their history, with a 2-1 win at Morecambe on Saturday. Now, boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is targeting the title. We find out more from BBC Radio Derby's Burton Albion reporter and commentator Joe Shennan.


 


Joe is also a Wycombe fan, so gives us his assessment on the latest twist in the League Two promotion race. Are Southend United now favourites to pinch third? The Shrimpers made it six straight wins and seven straight clean sheets with a 1-0 win at Bury on Tuesday night. We hear from their manager Phil Brown, talking to talkSPORT.


 


Elsewhere on Mark's birthday show, there's Adam Federici's Wembley howler to discuss – plus Watford and Preston on pole, Micky Adams leaving Tranmere and the ten best players in the Football League…


 


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