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29 December 2016

BURTON Albion will be back on the road for the second time in three days as they face Rotherham United in the Sky Bet Championship.

Nigel Clough’s men will be looking to end 2016 on a high after four straight defeats, despite playing some attractive football which has warranted a lot more then 0 points from a possible 12.

This will be the second meeting between the two sides this month, after the Brewers beat the Millers 2-1 at the start of December.

Tony Harrington will be the man in the middle at the ASSEAL New York Stadium. Harrington has brandished on average 4.5 yellow cards per game so far this season, and he has given two red cards in his 18 games. He most-recently officiated Barnsley’s 4-3 victory over Cardiff City on 17 December.

Rotherham have struggled so far this season, having picked up only 13 points from 23 games, winning three times and losing 16. The Brewers have picked up five victories so far this season, losing 11 games but Nigel Clough says it’s too early in the season to be a relegation six-pointer.

He said: “It’s too early to be called a relegation six pointer; you don’t get that at this stage of the season – maybe April – but now it’s an important game to try to stop to a run of defeats.

“They have picked up in the last few weeks. We saw them at the Pirelli when Paul Warne had just been put in charge and they could have scored in the first few minutes and missed a few chances. They went 3-0 up to Wigan on Saturday so I think they will see this as a turning point to try and get away from the relegation zone.

“It will be as hard as any game we have faced so far. They will come out and have a go against us. Hey did that in the first 20 minutes against Wigan and the crowd was up for it as well.”

Tickets for tonight’s trip will go off sale at 2PM today.

Ticket prices are as follows:
Adults: £23
Concessions (60+): £13
Juveniles (13-17): £8
Junior (12 and under): £8

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