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13 December 2016

BURTON Albion will be looking forward to getting back on home turf tomorrow evening when they welcome Huddersfield Town to the Pirelli Stadium.

The Brewers seem to enjoy playing at home, having picked up five wins in East Staffordshire so far this season, the same amount of home wins at 5th placed Leeds United.

Huddersfield Town are the only team in the top six to have a negative goal difference, and that will come from the five games they have lost on the road which might just fall kindly in to Burton Albion’s hands on Tuesday.

Nigel Clough’s men are actually closer to the play-off places than they are to the bottom of the league, and haven’t yet been in the bottom three this season. They will be looking to add to their 12 goals they have already scored at the Pirelli this season.

The two sides have never met in a competitive fixture.

James Adcock was the original referee for tonight's fixture, but he has recently been replaced by Jeremy Simpson. The Lancashire-based referee has given an average of five yellow cards per match so far this season, he has also given two red cards in his 19 games.

Ben Turner will miss the visit of Huddersfield after he picked up his 10th yellow card against Brentford on Saturday. He will start his first of a two-match suspension. Nigel Clough’s team will see the return of Kyle McFadzean after his four-match ban has now expired.

David Wagner will be without three players for the visit to Burton Albion; Joe Lolley (foot), Sean Scannell (leg) and Mark Hudson (hamstring).

Nigel Clough said: “They are dangerous like most teams in this league.  Newcastle and Brighton are the best two teams but after that Huddersfield are right in there and pushing for the top six this season.”

David Wagner said: “Burton Albion will be a tough, hard test for us; one where we'll have to leave our comfort zone to be successful. We want to be at our highest level in our performance & fighting spirit. We go there trying to get the three points”

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