BURTON Albion travel 166 miles south-east this evening to take on 17th placed Ipswich Town in the Sky Bet Championship.The Brewers will go into the game off the back of a 0-0 draw away at Wigan, a game in which Nigel Clough thought his team should have won in the first half. Their opposition, Ipswich, have failed to score in their last five games and, just like Burton, will be going into the game off the back of a 0-0 draw.
Mick McCarthy’s men played out a 0-0 draw with Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on Saturday to make it three points from their last five games.
The Brewers are unbeaten in their last three matches and will be looking to build on their recent solid form whilst Ipswich will be looking to bounce back from two defeats in their last five games.
Oliver Langford will be the man in the middle for tonight’s match as he takes charge for his first game since officiating in the Football League Trophy between Portsmouth and Reading u23s. He hasn’t yet issued a red card this season, but he has issued 40 yellow cards in his 11 games so far.
Nigel Clough will be looking to have a go at Ipswich, as Burton Albion have done in every game so far this season: “Home and away we have tried to take the gamer to the opposition and we will try it but it depends on how they set up as well and how they do, if they put you under pressure and the ball is coming into your box an awful lot, you have to defend it,” said Clough.
The two sides have never met previously in a competitive fixture.
Tickets will go off sale at 12.30PM today and prices are:
Adults - £32.50
Senior (60+) / NUS - £23.00
Under 20 - £22.00
Under 16 - £11.50
Burton Albion season ticket holders will receive a discount on extra tickets purchased for the trip to Portman Road. The first ticket purchased by the season ticket holder will be full price but can then purchase four additional tickets at the below discounted rate:
Adults - £10.00
Senior (60+) / NUS / U20 - £8.00
Under 16 - £3.00
This offer to season ticket holders is only available over the phone (01283 565938) or in person at the Burton Albion club shop.
Away travel is also available for this fixture:
Price per seat: £16.00
Departs Pirelli Stadium at 2.30pm
Expected return time: 1.45am approx
Disabled tickets will need to be purchased directly from Ipswich on 01473 400556.