SAINTS loanee Jake Hesketh has been criticised by Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough.

Clough was left 'disappointed' by the midfielder for his role in their 2-1 win over Shrewsbury Town at the weekend.

Hesketh was pulled off after 70 minutes and was replaced by Marcus Harness, who played a hand in Burton’s second goal.

Clough said: “I thought our two wide men, Jake Hesketh and Will Miller, got into some great positions in the first half and we didn’t get anything from them, enough quality crosses and things like that.

“That’s our strength, especially against Shrewsbury’s formation.

“We were a bit disappointed in that, and ultimately that’s why they both came off - but the lads who replaced them did well.”

Hesketh has played a key role in Burton’s League One campaign thus far.

The 22-year-old has made 19 appearances for Albion, and in that time, he’s found the back of the net twice.

His most notable goal was a dazzling effort against local rivals Portsmouth.

He weaved his way past their defence to rifle his shot into the roof of the net past a helpless Craig MacGillivray.

Despite this, Clough felt that Harness deserved his chance to come on for Hesketh against the Shrews.

Clough added: “Very much so. that’s why he got on.

“We’ve got Devante Cole we could’ve put there, we could put Joe Sbarra out there, and we felt Marcus deserved his chance.”