BURTON Albion play their second home game in a week this afternoon when they welcome Nuno Espírito Santo’s Wolverhampton Wanderers to the Pirelli Stadium.
HEAD 2 HEAD
Wolves have never beaten Burton Albion. The Brewers went to Molineux early on last season and rescued a late draw before winning the reverse fixture 2-1 in February thanks to goals from Michael Kightly and Cauley Woodrow.
SEASON SO FAR
After scrapping towards the bottom end of the table last season Wolves have surprisingly started the new campaign in high spirits which has seen them as high as second in the table so far. They currently sit fourth after a recent loss to Sheffield United.
BURTON ALBION TEAM NEWS
The Brewers could be without influential defenders John Brayford and Ben Turner for today’s home game against Wolves.
Both players picked up hamstring injuries in the game against Aston Villa on Tuesday night and with an international break coming up may well need that time to recover.
Burton Albion will definitely be without striker Joe Mason, who can’t play against his parent club as part of the terms of his loan deal.
WOLVES TEAM NEWS
With Willy Boly out injured and Conor Coady now suspended, Nuno Espirito Santo now has a selection dilemma. Romain Saiss could be in contention to drop back, although Ryan Bennett seems the most likely replacement. With Helder Costa now fully fit and likely to start once again, Kortney Hause is the only other notable absence for Wolves.
Tony Harrington will be the man in the middle this afternoon. The Cleveland-based referee has been in charge of ten matches this season, seven of which were in the Sky Bet Championship. He has already brandished 43 yellow cards, and a red in each of his last two games.
Albion supporters can still purchase tickets for today’s game against Wolves, and can do so online, over the phone (01283 565938) or in person by visiting the club shop during opening hours.
Ticket prices are as follows (terrace):
Senior 65+: £18.00
Young Person 17-22: £15.00
Under 17: £7.00
Supporters can park in the Pirelli Stadium car park for just £5, as well as the Pirelli Tyres staff car park (£3 per car) and new for this season the Eton Park Junior School (£4 per car). All money collected from Pirelli staff car park will go to charity. Funds raised at the school will go to its PTA to help benefit pupils.
Burton Albion encourages fans to walk to the ground or use public transport to get to the stadium if possible. Supporters who do come to the ground in vehicles are encouraged to car share. All supporters are asked to park responsibly and to be aware of parking restrictions and the needs of residents when leaving their vehicles.
The Burton Albion Community Trust (BACT) will be hosting a mixture of footballing activities on the Burton Albion Community Football Centre 3G before tonight' game. Activities include small sided games, penalty shoot outs, skill challenges and much more. It's completely FREE with a match ticket! Just turn up between 1.15PM and 2PM.