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2014–15 Burton Albion F.C. season

The 2014-15 season is Burton Albion's sixth consecutive season in League Two. They finished 6th in the previous season but failed to get promotion via the playoffs. It was Gary Rowett's third season as manager of the club, he would leave in November to join Birmingham City. The club would appoint former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and under his leadership the club finished first earning promotion to the Football League One for the first time in the club's history.

Burton Albion
2014–15 season
ChairmanBen Robinson
ManagerGary Rowett
(until 27 October)
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
(from 13 November)
GroundPirelli Stadium
League Two1st
FA CupFirst Round
(Eliminated by Barnsley)
League CupThird Round
(Eliminated by Brighton & Hove Albion
FL TrophySecond Round
(Eliminated by Doncaster Rovers
Top goalscorerLeague: Lucas Akins (9)
All: Lucas Akins (9)
Highest home attendance3,999 vs Queens Park Rangers
(26 August 2014)
Lowest home attendance2,099 vs Exeter City
(19 August 2014)
Average home league attendance2,713

Contents

Match detailsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

League TwoEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Burton Albion (C, P) 46 28 10 8 69 39 +30 94 Promotion to Football League One
2 Shrewsbury Town (P) 46 27 8 11 67 31 +36 89
3 Bury (P) 46 26 7 13 60 40 +20 85
4 Wycombe Wanderers 46 23 15 8 67 45 +22 84 Qualification for League Two play-offs[a]
5 Southend United (O, P) 46 24 12 10 54 38 +16 84
Updated to match(es) played on 23 May 2015. Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted.
Notes:
  1. ^ Four teams play for one spot and promotion to Football League One.

MatchesEdit

The fixtures for the 2014–15 season were announced on 18 June 2014 at 9am.[1]

FA CupEdit

The draw for the first round of the FA Cup was made on 27 October 2014.[2]

League CupEdit

The draw for the first round was made on 17 June 2014 at 10am. Burton Albion were drawn at home to Wigan Athletic.[3]

Football League TrophyEdit

TransfersEdit

Players transferred in
Date Pos. Name Club transferred from Fee Ref.
28 May 2014 DF   Shane Cansdell-Sherriff   Preston North End Free [4]
30 May 2014 DF   George Taft   Leicester City Free [5]
6 June 2014 MF   John Mousinho   Preston North End Free [6]
18 June 2014 FW   Lucas Akins   Stevenage Undisclosed [7]
22 July 2014 GK   Jon McLaughlin   Bradford City Free [8]
1 September 2014 FW   Stuart Beavon   Preston North End Undisclosed [9]
27 November 2014 DF   Kelvin Maynard   Royal Antwerp Free [10]
8 January 2015 DF   Stefan Maletić   Achilles '29 Free [11]
29 January 2015 FW   Abdenasser El Khayati   Kozakken Boys Undisclosed [12]
17 February 2015 FW   Mickaël Antoine-Curier   Hamilton Academical Free [13]
Players transferred out
Date Pos. Name Club transferred to Fee Ref.
7 May 2014 DF   Zander Diamond   Northampton Town Free [14]
30 May 2014 DF   Chris Hussey   Bury Free [15]
27 June 2014 DF   Marcus Holness   Tranmere Rovers Free [16]
18 August 2014 FW   Billy Kee   Scunthorpe United Undisclosed [17]
2 February 2015 MF   Alex MacDonald   Oxford United Undisclosed [18]
Players loaned in
Date Pos. Name Club loaned from Loan end date Ref.
30 June 2014 FW   Stuart Beavon   Preston North End 1 September 2014 [19]
3 July 2014 MF   Callum McFadzean   Sheffield United January 2015 [20]
27 August 2014 FW   Jacob Blyth   Leicester City 3 May 2015 [21][22]
21 October 2014 MF   Darragh Lenihan   Blackburn Rovers 4 March 2015 [23][24][25][26][27]
20 November 2014 MF   Bryn Morris   Middlesbrough 19 December 2014 [28]
27 November 2014 GK   Remi Matthews   Norwich City 28 December 2014 [29]
2 January 2015 GK   Scott Shearer   Crewe Alexandra 3 May 2015 [30]
30 January 2015 DF   Tom Naylor   Derby County 3 May 2015 [31]
2 February 2015 MF   Iván Calero   Derby County 2 March 2015 [32]
6 March 2015 MF   Florent Cuvelier   Sheffield United 3 May 2015 [33]
11 March 2015 MF   Callum Reilly   Birmingham City 30 June 2015 [34]
26 March 2015 MF   Jack Dunn   Liverpool 25 April 2015 [35]
26 March 2015 DF   Kevin Stewart   Liverpool 25 April 2015 [35]
26 March 2015 FW   Denny Johnstone   Birmingham City 30 June 2015 [36]
Players loaned out
Date Pos. Name Club loaned to Loan end date Ref.
30 January 2015 FW   Dominic Knowles   Kidderminster Harriers 19 March 2015 [37][38]
2 February 2015 MF   Lee Bell   Macclesfield Town 3 May 2015 [39]
27 March 2015 MF   Jimmy Phillips   Alfreton Town 30 June 2015 [40]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Brewers To Face Oxford United On Opening Day". Burton Albion F.C. 18 June 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  2. ^ "First round draw". The FA. 27 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Burton Albion To Host Wigan Athletic In First Round Of Capital One Cup". Burton Albion F.C. 17 June 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Shane Cansdell-Sherriff Signs for Burton Albion". Burton Albion FC. 28 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Burton Albion Sign George Taft On Two-Year Deal". Burton Albion FC. 30 May 2014.
  6. ^ "John Mousinho Signs For Burton Albion". Burton Albion FC. 6 June 2014.
  7. ^ "Lucas Akins Signs For Burton Albion For Undisclosed Fee". Burton Albion F.C. 18 June 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2014.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "McLaughlin Becomes A Brewer". Burton Albion F.C. 22 July 2014. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
  9. ^ "Burton sign Beavon after Preston exit". BBC Sport. 1 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
  10. ^ "Brewers Sign Dutch Player Maynard Until The End Of The Season". Burton Albion F.C. 27 November 2014.
  11. ^ "Stefan Maletic Signs Until The End Of The Season". Burton Albion F.C. 8 January 2015.
  12. ^ "Nasser El Khayati Joins The Brewers Until The End Of The Season". Burton Albion F.C. 29 January 2015.
  13. ^ "The Brewers Sign Antoine-Curier Until The End Of The Season". Burton Albion F.C. 17 February 2015.
  14. ^ "Cobblers to sign Diamond from Burton". BBC Sport. 7 May 2014.
  15. ^ "Chris Hussey Leaves Burton Albion". Burton Albion FC. 30 May 2014.
  16. ^ "Tranmere: Marcus Holness leaves Burton for Prenton Park". BBC Sport. 27 June 2014. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  17. ^ "Billy Kee joins Scunthorpe United for undisclosed fee". Burton Albion FC. 18 August 2014.
  18. ^ "MacDonald Joins Oxford United". Burton Albion F.C. 2 February 2015.
  19. ^ "Beavon Becomes A Brewer". Burton Albion F.C. 30 June 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  20. ^ "McFadzean Returns On Loan". Burton Albion F.C. 3 July 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2014.
  21. ^ "Burton Albion sign striker Jacob Blyth on loan from Leicester City". Burton Mail. 27 August 2014. Archived from the original on 1 September 2014. Retrieved 27 August 2014.
  22. ^ "Blyth Stays Until The End Of The Season". Burton Albion F.C. 19 January 2015.
  23. ^ "Brewers Sign Lenihan". Burton Albion F.C. 21 October 2014.
  24. ^ "Albion Extend Lenihan Loan". Burton Albion F.C. 24 November 2014.
  25. ^ "Lenihan Loan Extended". Burton Albion F.C. 5 January 2015.
  26. ^ "Darragh Stays For A Further Month". Burton Albion F.C. 9 February 2015.
  27. ^ "Darragh Lenihan Has Been Recalled By His Parent Club Blackburn Rovers". Burton Albion F.C. 4 March 2015.
  28. ^ "Brewers Make Morris Loan Move". Burton Albion F.C. 20 November 2014.
  29. ^ "Matthews Joins From Norwich City On A One Month Loan". Burton Albion F.C. 27 November 2014.
  30. ^ "Hasselbaink Nets Shearer On Loan". Burton Albion F.C. 2 January 2015.
  31. ^ "Naylor Joins The Brewers". Burton Albion F.C. 30 January 2015.
  32. ^ "Ivan Calero Joins The Brewers On A Youth Loan". Burton Albion F.C. 2 February 2015.
  33. ^ "Florent Cuvelier Joins The Brewers On Loan". Burton Albion F.C. 6 March 2015.
  34. ^ "Burton Albion Loan Callum Reilly". Burton Albion F.C. 11 March 2015.
  35. ^ a b "Liverpool Youngsters Jack Dunn And Kevin Stewart Join On Loan". Burton Albion F.C. 26 March 2015.
  36. ^ "Denny Johnstone Joins On Loan Until The End Of The Season". Burton Albion F.C. 26 March 2015.
  37. ^ "Harriers sign striker Dominic Knowles on loan". Kidderminster Harriers F.C. 30 January 2015. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  38. ^ "Knowles Is Recalled From His Loan Spell". Burton Albion F.C. 19 March 2015.
  39. ^ "Lee Bell Joins Macclesfield Town On Loan". Burton Albion F.C. 2 February 2015.
  40. ^ "Jimmy Phillips Has Joined Alfreton Town On Loan". Burton Albion F.C. 27 March 2015.

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