JIMMY’S A STEP AHEAD – SHANE

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Paddy von Behr

BUR­TON Al­bion de­fender Shane Cans­dell-Sher­riff be­lieves boss Jimmy Floyd Has­sel­baink’s metic­u­lous prepa­ra­tion is the se­cret to his suc­cess.

The former Leeds United striker guided Bur­ton to the League Two ti­tle last term and with a third of the sea­son gone they find them­selves among the front-run­ners for pro­mo­tion again.

Be­ing able to look down on the likes of Coven­try City, Sh­effield United and Brad­ford City is quite an achieve­ment for the Brew­ers.

But Cans­dell-Sher­riff says with Has­sel­baink, 43, at the helm that should come as no sur­prise.

“With his back­ground, you’ve got that re­spect straight­away,” said the 32year-old. “When he talks, he talks from great ex­pe­ri­ence.

“But his at­ten­tion to de­tail is the big­gest thing. He doesn’t miss any­thing and he cov­ers ev­ery an­gle.

“He’s de­tailed, he’s struc­tured and he’s the man­ager you want to come and work for. He cov­ers ev­ery base.

“You get cer­tain man­agers who are strong and weak in cer­tain points but he cov­ers ev­ery base and area, which is what you want as a player.

“We’re a well-or­gan­ised side and the gaffer makes sure of that, in the way that he trains and the way he pre­pares us.”

PRAISE: Cans­dell-Sher­riff

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