NIGEL Clough takes his team to the KCOM Stadium tomorrow afternoon to take on Hull City in a competitive fixture for the first time in the club's history.
It comes off the back of a 3-2 victory over Oldham Athletic in the first round of the Carabao Cup thanks to a late Lucas Akins winner.
Leonid Slutsky's men have enjoyed an extended rest compared to the Brewers, after not completing in the first round of the league cup due to their Premier League placing last season. Their last game was a 1-1 draw with Aston Villa at Villa Park on Saturday.
New recruit Kevin Stewart's debut is expected to be delayed further as the club will take no risks with an ankle injury picked up in training last week, but recent addition Seb Larsson could be involved for the first time. Goalkeeper David Marshall is expected to miss the next three games with ankle ligament damage while full-back Moses Odubajo remains a long-term absentee with a knee injury. Evandro will be out until after the international break with a hamstring tendon problem, Will Keane will not be fit again until the end of November at the earliest and Ryan Mason remains in recovery from his collision against Chelsea in January.
From the away camp, Liam Boyce, Ben Turner, Tom Flanagan won't be in the Burton Albion squad. Boyce is out for the season with a knee ligament injury whilst Ben Turner serves the third of a five-match suspension. Tom Flanagan has recently signed a two-year deal but Nigel Clough said the defender will miss out on Saturday's squad. Lloyd Dyer may return to the squad after recently suffering with a thigh injury.
Speaking on the trip Clough said: "Hull had a good start in the league last weekend with a good point at Aston Villa, it will be a good test for us so early on in the season. It won't be an easy one, we will be the underdogs and we know that."
Tickets are still on sale until 4PM from the Pirelli Stadium, although pay-on-the-day will be available.
Tickets will be available two hours before kick-off from the away bar located in the north east corner of the KCOM stadium at the same price.
Prices are £18 in blocks N6 and N7 and £24 in block NE. Please note that this price applies to all spectators – there are no concessions. All juniors aged 14 or under must be accompanied by an adult.
The best way to buy tickets is online at www.burtonalbionfc.co.uk/tickets.
Darren England will be the man with the whilstle at the KCOM tomorrow afternoon. Mr England has officiated one game this season, in the Carabao Cup where Blackburn Rovers beat Coventry City.