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13 January 2017

THE Brewers know Saturday’s clash is of much importance as they face second-bottom Wigan Athletic, in a game neither side can afford to lose.

Burton can create a nine-point buffer between them with victory, boosting their chances of avoiding a relegation scrap at the end of the season.

After taking a weekend off from the Championship to take part in the FA Cup, the boys were unlucky to be beaten by Premier League outfit Watford.

Nigel Clough will be optimistic heading into the weekend’s clash at the Pirelli Stadium and knows a similar performance to the one at Vicarage Road will bring his side three points.

And they couldn’t be playing Wigan at a better time, who have failed to win in their last seven Championship games, leaving them six points adrift of safety.

Warren Joyce took charge after leaving his role as Manchester United U23s manager but has struggled to steady the ship at the DW Stadium.

And Joyce will be without one of his key men for the rest of the season.

Nick Powell, who joined the club from United, has been blighted with injuries throughout his young career and looks set to be ruled out for the rest of this campaign with a series of hamstring issues.

Joyce will be hoping Will Grigg can rediscover the form, which famously made him ‘on fire’.

The Northern Ireland international has netted just five times this season and has struggled to set the Championship alight.

With the clash a ‘must-win’, you can back our boys at 5/4 with club sponsor TempoBet.

Jackson Irvine has been in the headlines in recent weeks for his impressive performances, with the club looking to tie him down to a new long-term deal.

And you can back the Australian international to score anytime at 7/4.

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