GARY Rowett praised Burton Albion for reaching the League Two top seven for a second consecutive season – and believes they are better placed to be successful in the play-offs this campaign.
The Brewers guaranteed their place in the end-of-season shake-up with today's 1-1 draw at Newport County – a result which does however mean their chance of getting automatic promotion is effectively over.
But Rowett said: “If we’ve fallen slightly short, we can still be really, really proud.
“I’m disappointed in a sense that we haven’t been able to take that extra step straight away but our focus will turn to the play-offs and I think our experience from last season will hold us in good stead.
“You look at the positives and we look forward to those games.”
For Gary Rowett's full reaction to today's game, see tomorrow's Burton Mail.