Burton Albion has announced that promotion from league One has seen them make a healthy profit.

The figure of £162,372 is the latest in a long line of recent successes in the history of the football club, who only played their first football league game in 2009.

They also announced, as first posted on BBC Sport, that their crowds had also increased by 33% in last season’s promotion winning campaign.

Burton also confirmed that they had overseen a 66% rise in commercial activity and the sale of Nasser El Khayati to QPR all accumulated in posting a turnover of 4.24 million.

They were promoted to the football league at the end of the 2008/9 season, under the supervision of caretaker manager, Roy McFarland, who was filling the void left by Nigel Clough following his move to Derby County.

They remained a steady fourth tier club until the end of the 2014/15 season before they were promoted to League One for the first time in their history, under Jimmy Floyd Hasslebaink; who himself only took the reigns in October, following the departure of current Birmingham City boss, Gary Rowett.

They remained in League One for only a season and even the departure of Hasslebaink, who left to join QPR in December.

Following the announcement, the club’s chairman, Ben Robinson, said that the whole reason behind the success at the club is down to teamwork.

“The accounts show the club has continued to enjoy success while being run soundly.

“Staff in all areas continue to work hard and produce excellent results.”

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