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Report: Thousands take to the streets of Burton to celebrate promotion

Thousands of people lined the streets of Burton today to celebrate their football team's historic promotion to the Championship.

Players, coaching staff and the Chairman toured the town in an open top bus to thank the fans and parade the League One runners-up trophy.

Our reporter Phil Brewster was with them.

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Brewers to celebrate promotion with open-top bus tour

Burton Albion fans are being urged to turn out in force and celebrate promotion to the Championship as the team tours the town in an open top bus on Saturday.

Burton Albion fans. Credit: Richard Sellers / PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Brewers secured promotion to the Championship on May 8.

In order to give the town a chance to celebrate this historic achievement for the football club, manager Nigel Clough and the first team squad will take an open top bus tour with the League One runners-up trophy.

The bus will leave the Pirelli Stadium at 11am.

The route will be: Pirell Stadium -Derby Road-Station Street-Union Street-New Street-High Street-Wetmore Road-Wharf Road-Hawkins Lane-Pirelli Stadium.

The key vantage points will be New Street, the Market Place, High Street and the Pirelli Stadium. The tour will finish back at the Pirelli Stadium.

Derby County players congratulate the Brewers on their historic promotion

Derby County players are among the many congratulating Burton Albion on their historic promotion today to the Championship.

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Burton players celebrate promotion to the Championship

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