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BIRMINGHAM CITY PREVIEW

18 August 2017

BURTON Albion are back at the Pirelli Stadium this evening, after back-to-back away trips to recently-relegated Premier League teams in Hull City and Middlesbrough.

Nigel Clough's men are yet to get a point on the board, although if you look at the start they have had it's no surprise. The Brewers have faced table-toppers Cardiff City and two teams that competed in the Premier League last season.

The Brewers will be looking to earn their first points tonight though, as they host Birmingham City on home turf.

Burton and Birmingham met twice last season with both games ending in 2-0 victories for the Brewers. Lloyd Dyer and Jamie Ward scored int he home win, and the Albion winger, Dyer, also scored at St Andrew's.

Birmingham City could be without some key performers for tonight's fixture.

Michael Morrison had his nose broken and cheekbone damaged in the draw against Bolton Wanderers but he could play in a protective mask at the Brewers.

Cheikh Ndoye hurt his foot when turning into an opponent and taking the full force of his own attempted pass off their tackle. He was forced to hobble on until half-time when he was substituted and has had X-rays.

David Davis didn't make the 18 on Tuesday against Bolton as he was not fully recovered from a virus that forced his withdrawl in the victory over Bristol City.

On the Burton Albion front, John Mousinho will miss tonight's game through injury as well as long-term absentee Liam Boyce. Stephen Warnock is 'very doubtful' accord to manager Nigel Clough. Jackson Irvine will return to the fold after serving his one-match suspension against Middlesbrough. Hope Akpan's red card appeal was dismissed after he was sent off against Middlesbrough on Tuesday night, so the Albion midfielder will now serve a three-match suspension.

Tony Harrington will be the man with the whistle tomorrow. The Cleveland-based referee has officiated two EFL Championship matches this season, which have both ended in home wins. Harringotn officiated 34 matches in total last season handing out 121 yellow cards and four reds.

Tickets are still on sale for this fixture for home supporters.

Ticket prices are as follows (terrace):

Adult: £20.00

Senior 65+: £18.00

Young Person 17-22: £15.00

Under 17: £7.00

The easiest way to buy tickets is online. Alternatively Albion fans can purchase tickets over the phone (01283 565938) or in person by visiting the club shop.

Supporters can park in the Pirelli Stadium car park for just £5, as well as the Pirelli Tyres staff car park (£3 per car) and new for this season the Eton Park Junior School (£4 per car). All money collected from Pirelli staff car park will go to charity. Funds raised at the school will go to its PTA to help benefit pupils.

Burton Albion encourages fans to walk to the ground or use public transport to get to the stadium if possible. Supporters who do come to the ground in vehicles are encouraged to car share.

All supporters are asked to park responsibly and to be aware of parking restrictions and the needs of residents when leaving their vehicles.

The Burton Albion Community Trust (BACT) will be hosting a mixture of footballing activities on the Burton Albion Community Football Centre 3G before tonight' game. Activities include small sided games, penalty shoot outs, skill challenges and much more. It's completely FREE with a match ticket! Just turn up between 6.15PM and 7PM.


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