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Burton Albion confirm Rowett has left for Birmingham

Gary Rowett has left Burton for Birmingham Credit: Dave Howarth/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Burton Albion has confirmed that manager Gary Rowett has left his post at the club to take up the vacant manager's job at Birmingham City,

The club also confirmed three of Rowett's coaching staff have also left.

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Reports Gary Rowett approached for Blues job

It is being reported that Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett has been approached by Birmingham City over their vacant manager's position.

It follows the sacking of Lee Clark on Monday.

Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett Credit: Barrington Coombs/EMPICS Sport

Rowett played for Birmingham during his playing career almost 100 times and has been a favourite to take over at St. Andrews since Clark's departure.

The Blues lost 1-0 away at Blackburn last night with co-caretaker manager Malcolm Crosby in charge.

An approach by Birmingham City has also apparently been declined by MK Dons over their manager Karl Robinson.

Lee Clark was sacked by Birmingham City earlier this week Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

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Hundreds of Burton fans head to Wembley for play-off

Hundreds of Burton Albion fans are on their way to Wembley Stadium as the club takes on Fleetwood Town in the League Two play-off final.

Early risers: Hundreds of Burton fans caught a coach to Wembley this morning Credit: ITV News Central

The fans gathered outside the Pirelli Stadium to catch coaches to the match, which kicks off at 3pm today.

Victory will seal Burton Albion's promotion, pushing them up into League One for next season.

Burton Albion will take on Fleetwood in the League Two play-off final Credit: ITV News Central
Fans gathered outside the Pirelli Stadium to catch coaches to Wembley Credit: ITV News Central

Manager of Burton Albion hopes for promotion

Burton Albion won at the weekend Credit: PA Wire

The chairman of Burton Albion says promotion to League One would be a a great thing for the club. The Brewers beat Southend on Saturday to get into the League Two Play-off final at Wembley against Fleetwood a week today.

Last night 5,000 tickets had been sold, out of a total of 21 thousand on offer.

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