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10 March 2017

Match Previews


10 March 2017

SKY Bet Championship football is back at the Pirelli Stadium for the first time since Burton Albion’s 1-1 draw with Blackburn Rovers last month.

Since then, The Brewers have drawn their last two games stretching their unbeaten run to five which started with a 2-1 victory over Norwich City in February.


Nottingham Forest picked up a surprising win over Brighton and Hove Albion at the start of March after beating them 3-0 at the City Ground, but they most-recently lost 3-2 to Brentford in the Championship.

Forest haven’t won away since November 25th when they beat Barnsley 5-2 at Oakwell. Since that away victory the Reds have only picked up two points from eight away games in the league.

Burton have taken seven points in their last five games, including drawing the last four - only Blackburn have a better recent record of all the sides in the bottom third of the table.


The visitors will be without several key players for the Championship clash.

Former-Burton forward Jamie Ward starts a two-match ban after collecting his 10th booking of the season on Tuesday night.

Centre-back Michael Mancienne could return after missing the last six games with a hamstring injury, while left-back Armand Traore and midfielder will be considered after being rested against Brentford in midweek.

Defenders Matt Mills and Jack Hobbs, striker Matty Fryatt and goalkeepers Stephen Henderson and Vladimir Stojkovic are all ruled out.

Nigel Clough could see the return of some of his injured players.

Lucas Akins has been described as being "in with a shout" of featuring against Forest after a calf injury. Winger Michael Kightly will also have his hamstring injury assessed.

Kyle McFadzean's position will depend on the formation boss Nigel Clough selects, with chances of recalls for Luke Murphy and Cauley Woodrow.


Keith Stroud will be the man in control of tomorrow’s game as the Hampshire-based referee prepares to officiate Burton Albion for the third time this season. Mr Stroud was the referee in Albion’s 3-0 defeat to Reading earlier on in the season, but most-recently he officiated Burton Albion’s 2-1 home victory over Wolves.

He has brandished 160 yellow cards in 34 games this season (4.7 per game average) whilst also dishing out 11 red cards.


Under 16s are being offered the chance to enjoy a 45 minutes of free fun football activities before each Saturday Brewers game in the Championship.

Burton Albion Community Trust will be hosting the football skills session every Saturday home match between 1.30pm and 2.15pm.

The activities will take place on the 3G artificial pitch and will be run by the Trust’s qualified coaches.

Anyone under 16 can take part in the session as long as they have a valid ticket for the match.

Taking place at the same time is a disability session which will also be run by the Community Trust staff.


Tickets are still available for home fans, but Nottingham Forest have sold out their allocation.

The easiest way to purchase tickets to by clicking here. Alternatively you can buy them over the phone (01283 565938) or in person by visiting the club shop during opening hours.

All supporters MUST have a match ticket to gain entry to the stadium. PLEASE NOTE the ticket office will close at 2.45PM on the day of the game.

Adult - £20.00
Senior - £18.00
Young Person - £15.00
Under 17 - £7.00
Under 13 – £7.00

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