Boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink warns Burton Albion not to take Mansfield Town lightly

File photo dated 03/12/2011 of Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday May 29, 2013. Former Holland striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has been named as the new manager of Belgian second division side Royal Antwerp. See PA story SOCCER Antwerp. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
File photo dated 03/12/2011 of Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday May 29, 2013. Former Holland striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has been named as the new manager of Belgian second division side Royal Antwerp. See PA story SOCCER Antwerp. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is warning Burton Albion not to take Mansfield Town lightly.

Burton are currently second in League Two and are unbeaten in six games, while Mansfield are struggling in 19th with just two wins in their last 10 outings.

But, despite the difference in league placings, the new Brewers boss says his side can taking nothing for granted.

We are entertaining a Mansfield Town team who sit towards the foot at the table, but that does not mean we slack off,” he said.

“If we win we could hit the top spot, but this doesn’t put pressure on us. We aren’t looking at the league table yet.

“It is one game at a time. We are playing Mansfield and that is it. There are a lot of games to be played, 22 including Saturday’s game so there is still a lot that can happen.

It is important to keep your form going no matter who you play against.

“Obviously there are three points at stake and the three points are no different to the week before so it is a game that you have to try to control and you have to try to do the things we have been doing right.

“We have kept four clean sheets in a row and it is all down to our hard work and togetherness. There is no secret to it, just hard work.

“I am always pleased if we are playing well, but I must say all games are difficult. You can’t look at games on paper, the game is not being played on paper, the game is being played on the pitch. We have to be ready for all of them.”

Burton defeated Mansfield earlier this season after winning 2-1 at One Call Stadium.

Mansfield may give a debut to former Brewers striker Billy Kee who has joined the club on loan from Scunthorpe.

The visitors could also give starts to Callum Elder and Ricky Ravenhill after the duo were brought in earlier in the week.

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