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Rowett spurred on by last year

Gary Rowett admits that last year's defeat in the play-offs has been the driving force behind Burton's promotion push this season.

Albion lost 5-4 on aggregate to Bradford in the semi-finals 12 month's ago, despite winning the first game 3-2 at Valley Parade.

On Saturday the Brewers went one step further and reached the final at Wembley after drawing 2-2 away at Southend, having beaten the Shrimpers 1-0 in the home leg.

Following the match at Roots Hall, Rowett said: "We've had two seasons of continued success and that's what we wanted.

"The big factor at the end of last season was to use the pain and the disappointment positively. We've done that and gone one stage further and for that I am so proud of my players."