BURTON Albion return to action at the Pirelli Stadium tomorrow, with Peterborough United the visitors. Find out all you need to know ahead of the fixture, kicking-off at 3pm, here.
Upon arrival at the Pirelli Stadium, fans will be met by a collection from the Samaritans. Supporters are kindly asked to dig deep and support the work that the charity does for people both locally and nationally. More information on the charity and its work can be found by clicking here.
Supporters may also notice an increased police presence at the ground this weekend, with officers wearing Kick It Out t-shirts in support of the Kick It Out charity’s campaign. Burton Albion and Staffordshire Police do not tolerate the use of any form of homophobic, racist or discriminatory language or abuse. With the Hear It, See It, Report It strategy, fans can report discriminatory behaviour which they may hear or see through the Kick It Out app, or by speaking directly to a police officer. Football is everyone’s game.
HEAD 2 HEAD
Despite first meeting 15 years ago in the FA Cup, the Brewers and Posh have met only eight times in total, with three of those meetings coming in the aforementioned FA Cup. Overall, our head-to-head form against Peterborough is three wins, one draw and four defeats.
Of the five league meetings, all have come in League One, but the Brewers are without a win against Posh in the last three meetings.
The reverse fixture, a 1-0 away defeat on November 23, 2019, saw the Brewers dominant much of the game but lose only to a 25-yard screamer from Ward in the dying minutes of the game.
BREWERS TEAM NEWS
Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough has outlined the doubts ahead of tomorrow’s match, with the biggest concern being Richard Nartey.
The young Chelsea-loanee has returned to his parent club for treatment on a calf injury he picked up away at Ipswich Town two weeks ago.
The remaining doubts are John Brayford, Stephen Quinn and Jake Buxton. John Brayford picked up a knock on his knee during our win at Southend United, whilst Quinn also picked up knocks in the same match, whilst a groin problem persists. Club captain Buxton is still a doubt due to a rib injury that has forced him to miss games periodically.
PETERBOROUGH UNITED NEWS
Posh come into this fixture on the back of a good run of form, which has seen them score 13 goals in their last four games. 12 of those goals came in three matches; away at Ipswich Town, at home to Oxford United and then at home to Southend United, hitting four in each respectively.
They have lost only one of their last six matches, with that loss coming last time out, as Posh were beaten at Fleetwood Town on February 15. Since then, they have had a two-week break owing to not having a fixture on Saturday, February 22.
Tomorrow’s match officials will be referee Brett Huxtable, assistants Natalie Aspinall and Paul Hobday, with the fourth official being Aaron Jackson.
Huxtable last refereed the Brewers during our 4-2 victory away at Oxford United in August, whilst Posh last saw Huxtable oversee one of their fixtures in their FA Cup victory over Dover on December 1, 2019.
This season, Huxtable has overseen 26 matches, with nine of those coming in League One. In total he has issued 91 yellow cards, converting two to red, whilst also issuing two straight red cards and nine penalties.
Both home and away fans will be eligible to pay in cash on the turnstiles they arrive at the Pirelli Stadium on Saturday.
Terrace access will be available in the UK Waterproofing Solutions Stand (Popside) and the Don Amott Stand (West) for home fans, whilst Peterborough United fans will be able to spectate from both the Russell Roof Tiles Stand (away terrace) and in the away section of the Carling Stand (seated).
Fans of both home and away clubs who wish to have a seat in the Carling Stand will be required to purchase a ticket from the ticket office beforehand.
Please note that prices increase by £2 each on matchday, so anyone wishing to attend can save by purchasing their tickets in advance before 5pm today.
Earlybird prices are:
Senior (65-plus): £20
Young Person (17-22): £20
Senior (65-plus): £16
Young Person (17-22): £13
Call 01283 565938, visit the club shop during normal opening hours or go to www.burtonalbionfc.co.uk/tickets.
This game is not available for streaming domestically but you can buy an audio only pass for £2.50 HERE.