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MATCH PREVIEW: SUNDERLAND

24 November 2017

THE Brewers return to home soil tomorrow afternoon when they host Sunderland at the Pirelli Stadium in the Sky Bet Championship (3.00pm)

SEASON SO FAR


After relegation from the Premier League last season Sunderland would have been looking to bounce straight back to the top flight, although it has worked the complete opposite. The Black Cats currently sit at the foot of the Championship table having won just one game in the league this season. That victory came back in August when they beat Norwich City 3-1.

No team has drawn more games than Sunderland so far this season, with eight under their belt.


BURTON ALBION TEAM NEWS


Captain Jake Buxton has been rated 50/50 to be fit for tomorrow’s home clash against Sunderland in the Sky Bet Championship after missing Tuesday’s game against Brentford.

On-loan striker Joe Mason has returned to training this week after missing several games with a back injury. The forward looks set to be in contention for the squad tomorrow, although Lloyd Dyer and John Brayford will both miss out.

SUNDERLAND TEAM NEWS


After impressing off the bench against Aston Villa, James Vaughan could be brought back into the starting XI up top. Lamine Kone and Josh Maja are both sidelined, while Jonny Williams and Duncan Watmore are also out.


REFEREE


Darren England will be the man in charge at the Pirelli Stadium tomorrow afternoon. Mr England has taken charge of 17 games in all competitions this season, brandishing 69 yellow cards and two reds. He was in charge of Albion’s 4-1 defeat to Hull City earlier in the campaign.

He will be assisted by Nick Greenhalgh and Adam Matthews with Peter Gibbons the fourth official.


TICKETS



Albion supporters can still purchase tickets for tomorrows’s game against Sunderland, 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 tonight' 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.


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