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17 February 2017

BURTON Albion play their second home game in February tomorrow afternoon as Norwich City visit the Pirelli Stadium in the Sky Bet Championship.

The two sides met earlier on in the season where Alex Neil’s men ran out 3-1 winners at Carrow Road thanks to goals from Martin Olsson, Jacob Murphy and Daniel Ivo Pinto. Lucas Akins was on the score sheet for the Brewers.

The Canaries hit a bit of a sticky patch towards the latter stages of December and the early parts of January but have since come out of the other side of that bad spell and are unbeaten in their last six matches, winning four and drawing two.

The yellows are one place below the play off spots, although Sheffield Wednesday, who are above them, have one game in hand and a four-point gap as things stand.

Norwich have their strikers to thank this season. Between four of them they have put away 29 goals in the Sky Bet Championship, including ten from top-scorer Cameron Jerome. Nelson Oliveira has netted nine times this season, eight of those coming in the league.

Burton Albion reminded out of the drop zone on Tuesday, despite not actually playing a game.  Blackburn Rovers lost 2-1 to Sheffield Wednesday which ensured Albion’s 21st place status for at least another week.

Wigan Athletic closed the gap between the bottom three and the pack above them as they scored a late winner against Wolverhampton Wanderers to put them level on points with Blackburn, two points behind Nigel Clough’s men.

The Brewers boss says he fancies his team against any body at home, despite Norwich scoring a bag full of goals in their last two games.

He said: “Norwich have scored seven in the last two games and you look at some of their forward players and the options they have got and it’s quite scary.

“We will have a go at them on Saturday and we do fancy anyone here at the Pirelli at home.

“It will be a different experience for them to 25,000 at Carrow Road.”

Lee Probert will be tomorrow’s referee. The Wiltshire-based referee has officiated 22 games this season, giving out 39 yellow cards and two reds. Probers was the match referee when Burton Albion lost 2-1 to Newcastle United at the Pirelli Stadium back in December.

Tickets are still on sale over the phone, online or in the club shop. Prices are as follows:

Adult - £24.00    
Senior (65+) - £22.00
Young Person - £22.00  
Under 17 - £14.00            
Under 13 - £14.00
Adult - £20.00  
Senior - £18.00
Young Person - £15.00  
Under 17 - £7.00              
Under 13 – £7.00

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