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24 July 2015

The Brewers will take on Championship opponents Birmingham City on Saturday 25th July in what will be Burton’s second home pre-season friendly of the season.

The match will see the return of fans favourite former Brewers manager Gary Rowett, this time he will be in the opposing dugout.

Formed in 1875 as Small Heath Alliance, they became Small Heath in 1888, then Birmingham in 1905, finally becoming Birmingham City in 1943. They compete in the Football League Championship, the second tier of league football in England.

The Blues have already enjoyed two victories this pre-season against Nuneaton Town and Leicester City but they were hold to a 1-1 draw away at Kidderminster Harriers.

Most recently they drew away to Sky Bet League 2 opponents in Northampton Town whilst also facing Shrewsbury Town on the same night with two split squads being displayed. The Shrewsbury game ended in a 2-0 victory.

The West Midlands side are expected to field a strong side with players such as Clayton Donaldson, Wesley Thomas, Jonathan Spector, Paul Caddis, Demarai Gray, Tomasz Kuszczak, Adam Legzdins, Jacques Maghoma all already featuring so far this pre-season.

Birmingham have now got five more pre-season games to play before they kick-off their Sky Bet Championship campaign whilst the Brewers have got two more, both of which will be played at home.

The Pirelli Stadium will be host to Leicester City on Tuesday 28th July, 7.30PM before welcoming Paul Clements’s Derby County side on Saturday 1st August, 3PM.

Tickets for the remaining pre-season friendlies cost just £13 adults, £7 16 & under in the seats whilst the terrace costs £10 adults and £5 16 & under.

Fans can also buy tickets online for the first time in Burton Albion history by clicking here.

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