BURTON Albion’s last away trip of the 2016/2017 campaign will take place tomorrow when the Brewers head to Oakwell to face Barnsley.
Last time the two sides met at Oakwell, it was the home side that was victorious thanks to a Conor Hourihane penalty back in August 2015 in League One.
The Brewers head into this game after back-to-back victories against Birmingham City and Leeds United, Barnsley come into the game having not won in three. Last time out they lost 3-2 to Bristol City despite taking the lead twice during the game through Alex Mowatt and George Moncur.
Red’s manager Paul Heckingbottom said ahead of the game: “It’s going to be a really tough game; Burton are desperate for the point to stay up. I saw Nigel recently at a 23’s game on Monday, and they understandably want to put it to bed this week. It’ll be difficult, they’ve got some good results lately and put in some good performances.”
Brewers manager Nigel Clough said ahead of the trip to Barnsley: “They’ve done incredibly well this season, out of the three teams that came up I think many people expected Wigan to do well and us and them to struggle. They’ve got some good loans in with Ryan Kent and Adam Armstrong who are as a dangerous as anyone in this league. It shows the great job Paul has done, they’ve even sold big players too.”
Barnsley will be without captain Marc Roberts who injured his ankle in the defeat to Bristol City, other than that they don’t have any injury concerns. The Brewers will be hoping striker Cauley Woodrow is fit to return after taking a whack to his calf and missing the Leeds game. Luke Murphy is available again after sitting out the game against his parent club.
The Brewers will be followed by over 1,100 fans on the trip and pay on the day is still available for fans wishing to make the trip. Brewers fans wishing to pay on the day tickets should pay cash at the turnstiles with the prices being: £23 for adults, £16 for 65 and over, £16.00 for young adults (17-21), £10 for juniors (12-16) and £5 for under 12s.