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Match Previews

MATCH PREVIEW | WIGAN ATHLETIC (H)

11 April 2022

IT is back-to-back home games for the Brewers as Burton Albion host league leaders Wigan Athletic at the Pirelli Stadium tonight (7.45pm).

Get all the information you need right here.

FORM GUIDE

The Brewers took a much-needed and much-deserved clean sheet from Saturday’s goalless draw with high-flying Plymouth Argyle - ending a run of two straight defeats (both of thise coming away from home against Charlton Athletic and Morecambe).

Tonight’s rearranged game sees Wigan in good form, winning four of their last five and climbing to the top of the Sky Bet League One table. Leam Richardson’s side have amassed 86 points from their 40 games so far this season.

HEAD 2 HEAD

Albion’s record against the Latics has been mixed - Albion won both of their first two games against Wigan (a 2-1 League Cup win in 2014 followed by a famous 1-0 victory at the DW Stadium in 2015, when Nasser El Khayati got the only goal of the game in a true smash-and-grab victory between the two sides who would be automatically promoted to the Championship that season.

Since then however, the Brewers have taken three draws and suffered three defeats to the Latics, two of those coming at the Pirelli Stadium. 

BREWERS TEAM NEWS

Dino Maamria confirmed in his pre-match press conference that midfielder Adlene Guedioura has departed Burton Albion by mutual consent.

Oumar Niasse remains sidelined due to personal issues - while winger Jonny Smith is expected to miss the remainder of the season after suffering a shoulder injury in that goalless draw against Plymouth Argyle at the weekend.

Michael Mancienne and Ciaran Gilligan both came through training on Monday morning and so could feature in the game against Wigan.

WIGAN ATHLETIC TEAM NEWS

Key winger James McClean missed the Latics’ victory over Lincoln City at the weekend following a knee injury and is likely to remain sidelined for the visit of the Brewers. Curtis Tilt, who, like McClean, scored in Wigan’s 2-0 victory over the Brewers in October at the DW Stadium, will miss the rest of the season with a hamstring injury.

MATCH OFFICIALS

The referee for tomorrow’s encounter will be Ollie Yates, who will be assisted by Thomas Harty and Conor Brown. The Fourth Official for the game will be Grant Taylor.

Yates has officiated 26 games so far this season, dishing out 85 yellow cards and four red, and this will be his first game as the man in the middle with the Brewers this season.

He took charge of two games involving Albion last season - a Papa Johns Trophy defeat to Cambridge United and a 4-2 win over Charlton Athletic.

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WOMEN’S AND GIRLS’ TAKEOVER

Tonight's game will be our second Women’s and Girls’ Takeover of the season, where we highlight the amazing work going on in the club and Community Trust as we push to promote the women’s game.

The club held its first Takeover last October and as part of our focus on the women’s game, members of our women’s and girls’ teams will be attending the game and taking part in a walk around the pitch at half-time.

The players will be joined by participants in Burton Albion Community Trust’s Mums’ Play, Veterans and Wildcats programmes on the evening, with featured interviews and reports in our matchday programme.

HERGAMETOO

And the second of our scheduled Takeover games will also be dedicated to the club’s support of HerGameToo, with Burton Albion joining a number of clubs from the EFL and beyond to commit to the cause, creating further awareness to the problems faced in football by females.

HerGameToo was founded by 12 passionate female football fans who are committed to growing the campaign with the aim of fostering an ethos in football in which women are welcomed and respected equally.

SPONSORS

MATCH AND MAN-OF-THE-MATCH SPONSORS

Our sponsors tomorrow night are from Hi-line Industries Ltd - manufacturers of compressed air purification systems and suppliers of compressors and compressor servicing.

What is compressed air purification? When compressing air water is generated and, in most applications, it’s not welcome! Hi-line manufactures dryers and filters to remove oil, dirt, and water from compressed air for breathing air applications, or indeed anyone that needs clean and dry air. Working closely with all compressor companies we can supply, and support all makes of compressor and being local in Burton-Upon-Trent we are right on your doorstep.

We are based at a 16,500 sq. ft premises on Green Street, Burton upon Trent. Not only does Hi-line look after most of the nation's compressed air, but we also manufacture in Burton Oxygen and Nitrogen generators to save businesses huge sums on technical gases that can be generated on site instead of buying in such gases from gas companies. It's all about saving energy in these expensive times. We offer a 10% discount on our products to any local company supporting Burton Albion Football Club, with a further 20% off compressor servicing.

website: www.hilineindustries.com 

50/50 DRAW TICKETS

Our 50/50 draw allows fans the chance to win a cash prize whole also supporting the work of the Burton Albion Community Trust.  

You can get your tickets from the staff handing them out around the ground - make sure to get yours!

FAMILY ZONE 

The Family Zone will be open in the usual place on the 3G pitch next to the BACT building.

The Family Zone will feature music, games and lots of fun activities for all the family. You can grab an ‘honesty flag’ to use during the game to cheer on the Brewers. We kindly ask you to return the flag after the game.

The Family Zone will be open from 6.15pm-7.30pm.

There are also lots of fun activities to do in the family section of our website – and we are encouraging all young Brewers to write a letter to Billy and Bettie ahead of tomorrow! Click the link below to be taken to the page and get your letter to send!

https://www.burtonalbionfc.co.uk/fans/families/

TICKETS  

Brewers fans CAN pay in cash on the turnstiles on the day of the game, but will incur a £2 increase on pre-matchday prices.

IFOLLOW BREWERS

The game kicks off at 7.45pm and with it being a midweek game, you can watch the entire match live on iFollow Brewers.

Simply load the App up close to kick-off, log in to your account and click on the option that allows you to watch live.

You can buy a Match Pass for just £10 to watch every second of the game as it happens - with replays, a chance to pause and rewind the live action, and commentary from BBC Radio Derby.

YOU CAN BUY YOUR MATCH PASS BY CLICKING HERE.

Once you have purchased your Match Pass, the easiest way to watch is through the official iFollow App, which is available on iOS devices from the App Store and Android from Google Play. 

The App, which is available on mobiles and tablets, can be downloaded below:

  

Simply load the App up close to kick-off, log in to your account and click on the option that allows you to watch live. 

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Match Reports

MATCH REPORT: BURTON ALBION 0-0 WIGAN ATHLETIC

12 April 2022

A second goalless draw for Albion after a hard fought encounter with Wigan Athletic but it could have been all three points but for an outstanding piece of Wigan defending in added on time

For a moment it looked as if Joe Powell's lob over a stranded Ben Amos in the Wigan goal was going to win it but superb awareness and defending from Newcastle loanee Kell Watts ensured that the visitors left with a share of the spoils after a game of few chances but without lacking endeavour from both sides.

After an improved performance and a precious clean sheet against Plymouth on Saturday it was only an injury to Jonny Smith that prevented Albion naming an unchanged side for the visit of the league leaders. With Smith declared as injured for the remainder of the campaign with a shoulder problem it was Christian Saydee who got the nod to replace him in attack. Oumar Niasse returned to the squad and was handed the vacant place on the substitutes bench.

The opening stages saw Wigan have plenty of the ball, as expected expected for a team top of the table, but Matej Kovar remained untested in the Burton goal. Even when the visitors gnerated their first attempt on goal on eleven minutes it was a wayward attempt, former Albion man Tom Naylor firing well over the bar.

Powell had Albion's first sight of goal moments later but his effort was even further from the target than Naylor.

Referee Andy Haines brandished the first yellow card of the night in the direction of Watts after the defender grabbed more than a handful of Saydee's shirt as the striker turned him on the half way line and threatened to burst clear.

Wigan spurned a glorious chance to open the scoring on 25 minutes when Deji Oshilaja miscontrolled a long ball out from Wigan allowing Josh Magennis to run through on the Burton goal but Kovar stood up well and got an excellent block to deny the Irish international striker.

Albion almost saw the rareity of a Michael Mancienne goal on 28 minutes as the ball fell invitingly for him outside the box and having sent the ball back goalwards watched as keeper Ben Amos threw himself to his right to parry the ball away.

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson found a yard of space for himself on 34 minutes but his effort from the edge of the box took a nick off a defender to earn Albion a corner and Wigan were at full stretch as Albion tried to find a breakthrough from the set piece.

Harry Chapman was presented with a good opportunity on 38 minutes when Max Power's miscontrol under pressure left him with juts the keeper to beat from distance but having to take it first time he curled it agonisingly wide of the upright.

Half time: Burton Albion 0-0 Wigan Athletic

Albion had stifled appeals for a penalty or at least a free kick on the very edge of the box when Borthwick-Jackson appeared to be clipped after playing the ball into the area before Naylor set his sights on goal again, this time from 25 yards but only finding the waiting arms of Kovar.

Wigan began to ramp up the pressure and Will Keane's slight flick on JOe Bennett's free kick looked goalbound but Kovar got enought on it to send it onto the roof of the net.

Burton responded with a quick double change in attack, both Louis Moult and Niasse sent on for Chapman and Saydee before the game had reached the hour mark.

Albion were playing some excellent football and a teasing cross from Tom Hamer with twenty minutes remaining picked out Niasse at the back post, the striker attempting a side foot finish when a header may have been more effective, his close range effort ending over the bar.

Moult ran through late on after a slip in the Wigan defence before finding himself tackled on the edge of the box as he shaped to shoot and when the loose ball eventually came out to Powell the chance was there but it was not to be as Albion.

No goals but plenty for the Brewers faithful to get begind with just two home games remaining this campaign.


ALBION: Kovar; Hughes, Brayford, Oshilaja; Hamer, Mancienne, Borthwick-Jackson, Kokolo; Powell; Chapman (Moult, 57), Saydee (Niasse, 57).
Substitutes: Garratt, Ahadme, Leak, Maddox, Lakin.

Referee: Andy Haines

Attendance: 3,589

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Ticket News

TICKETS ON SALE FOR OUR HOME GAME WITH WIGAN

2 March 2022

TICKETS are now on sale for our home game against promotion-chasing Wigan Athletic.

This Sky Bet League One game takes place at the Pirelli Stadium on Saturday, March 26, at 3pm.

The Brewers lost 2-0 to Wigan back in October and will be looking to reverse that result with the advantage of home soil.

Early bird ticket prices for the game are as follows:

Seats

Adults: £22
Senior (65-plus): £20
Young Person (17-22): £20
Under-17: £12
Under-13: £12

Terrace

Adults: £18
Senior (65-plus): £16
Young Person (17-22): £13
Under-17: £5
Under-13: £5

Early bird tickets are available up until 5pm the day before each matchday. Tickets purchased after this time will incur a £2.00 increase in price.

Book your tickets right now via our online ticket store or, if you are purchasing on your mobile phone use our web-based app.

You can also purchase tickets by visiting the Club Shop at the Pirelli Stadium or you can call 01283 565938. 

When collecting tickets on match day please allow plenty of time as queues tend to be long. Please note that you will be asked for ID when collecting your tickets.

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