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Be Burton's 11th man!

25 April 2014

Fan wanted for Johnstone's Paint Pot Challenge

Fans of Burton Albion are being offered a unique opportunity to rub shoulders with their footballing heroes – thanks to the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

The Sky Bet League 2 promotion-chasers are gearing up for their crucial final games of the season ahead of the play-offs matches in May.

As part of their preparation, the Brewers have agreed to take on the Johnstone’s Paint Pot Challenge on Wednesday 30 April.

And one lucky fan will have the opportunity to join ten players as the club’s ‘11th man’ for the ultimate test of accuracy.

Entrants have to try and chip the ball from the angle of the penalty area into a giant inflatable Johnstone’s paint pot placed on the six yard line.

A successful chip in is worth ten points, while one point is accumulated each time the paint pot is hit. Fleetwood Town currently lead the 2013-14 competition with 16 points.

Clubs will be attempting to emulate Oxford United who won the challenge last season, claiming the first prize of Johnstone’s Paint product to use on club projects in the process.

More than 50,000 people have flocked to the Official Johnstone’s Paint Trophy YouTube channel at to watch the Paint Pot Challenges from the last two seasons.

Ben Wilde, brand and sponsorship manager for Johnstone’s Paint, said: “Burton Albion have had a tremendous season and are looking forward to an exciting run of games in the next few weeks. We are delighted that they have agreed to take on the Paint Pot Challenge and wish them luck in this endeavor as well as the play-offs. 

“The 11th man competition is a superb initiative for fans. To have the opportunity to go and join the players at the end of their training session and be part of their team for the Paint Pot Challenge is a fantastic prize for supporters, and we thank Burton Albion for their co-operation.

“Who knows, if the fan impresses as the 11th man, he may well get signed up by the manager!”

To enter the competition, go to

Fans have until noon on Monday 28 April to enter.

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