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MATCH PREVIEW: NORWICH CITY

28 December 2017

THE Brewers play their second home game in a matter of days when they face Norwich City at the Pirelli Stadium this Saturday.

SEASON SO FAR
Both the Brewers and the Canaries come into this weekend’s match with two wins in their last five games. But the Brewers have had the better results in recent weeks, losing just one of their last three games, while Norwich’s Boxing Day win over Birmingham City halted a two-game losing run.

Norwich are averaging a goal a game after 24 matches. They have conceded 30, meaning that only one team that is above them in the table (Nottingham Forest) have a worse goal difference that Daniel Farke’s men. 

The Brewers have scored 17 goals this season in 24, the second-lowest in the division, and have conceded the joint-most goals in the league (43).

Away from home, Norwich have won five and lost six of their 12 games, while Burton have lost nine of their 12 games at the Pirelli Stadium and won twice. With seven points picked up at home, Burton have secured the lowest number of points in the league on their home patch.

A win for Burton could take them up a place to 20th, potentially as many as four points clear of the relegation zone. Norwich could move up to 13th place in the league with a victory at the Pirelli Stadium.

LAST TIME THEY MET
Burton secured an important point away at Carrow Road in September with a 0-0 draw, their first league clean sheet of the season. That draw kick-started a good run of form away from home for the Brewers in which they lost just once in six games away from the Pirelli Stadium.

During that game in September, Norwich had 70% of the possession and 18 shots, but they only managed to get two on target, the same as Burton, as Nigel Clough’s side recovered well from a 5-0 defeat to Leeds in their previous fixture.

NIGEL CLOUGH’S THOUGHTS
“The players just want to get out there again. They all worked hard and to create the kind of situations we did against Leeds gives us encouragement. We have six points out of nine and if we can get something out of Saturday and Monday we can be satisfied with Christmas.” 

TICKETS
Albion supporters can still purchase tickets for tomorrow’s game against Norwich, and can do so online, over the phone (01283 565938) or in person by visiting the club shop during opening hours.

Ticket prices are as follows (terrace):
Adult: £20.00
Senior 65+: £18.00
Young Person 17-22: £15.00
Under 17: £7.00

CAR PARKING




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.

PRE-MATCH ACTIVITIES




The Burton Albion Community Trust (BACT) will be hosting a mixture of footballing activities on the Burton Albion Community Football Centre 3G before tomorrow's 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 1.15PM and 2PM.



FAMILY AREA



After a successful trial Burton Albion Football Club is making its Family Area a regular feature for the remainder of the 2017-18 Season.

Fans wishing to use the Family Area should enter the ground by the North Stand turnstiles and then turn right and enter the stand at the far end. They should then use section J of the stand which will be reserved for under 16s and their families. No person will be allowed into this area unless they are with an under 16. There will be zero tolerance of bad language in the Family Area.

BAG POLICY
Burton Albion is reminding fans that they are encouraged not to bring bags to the Pirelli Stadium.

The policy is in operation for security and safety reasons and is in line with other football clubs in the EFL.

The club does not permit holdalls and rucksacks in the stands, terraces or in hospitality areas. The club also discourages bringing smaller bags into the ground. Anyone bringing any bag to the Pirelli Stadium will have to have it checked and tagged by security staff. This will mean that supporters must be willing to present their bags for checking on arrival and that there may be queues meaning extra time will be needed to enter the stadium.


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