THE Brewers are back in Championship action tomorrow afternoon when they take on Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road.
SEASON SO FAR
Ian Holloway's men come into the game currently sat in 11th position and have had a mixed start to their Championship campaign with three wins, two draws and three losses. Last time out they lost 3-2 away to Middlesbrough. All three of their wins have come at home against Reading, Hull City and Ipswich Town highlighting how strong they are at home.
QPR brought in experienced defender Alex Baptiste in during the summer as well as former Barnsley midfielder Josh Scowen. Holloway also signed right midfielder David Wheeler from Exeter City, young Bright Osayi-Samuel from Blackpool. Kazenga Lua-Lua rejoined on a season-long loan.
In their 8 games so far they have scored 12 and conceded 12, Forwards Matt Smith and Jamie Mackie both top the goalscoring charts with three goals each.
BURTON TEAM NEWS
After the Brewers made 9 changes for the Manchester United tie, most of the side who played against Fulham will be fresh. Defender John Brayford should be back in the squad after being cup-tied, midfielders Matty Palmer and Hope Akpan will be pushing for a start after returning at Old Trafford. Liam Boyce is out long term and Will Miller is struggling with a hamstring injury.
QPR TEAM NEWS
Midfielder Jordan Cousins could return after recently returning to full training, captain Nedum Onuoha is out after tearing his hamstring. James Perch, Joel Lynch and Grant Hall are all expected to also miss out through injury.
Holloway said ahead of the match: "Every game is a challenge and Burton have showed with their last two results, they are a fantastic team. I expect them to arrive with confident mood. Nigel is a fantastic manager, they've got a lot of spirit and are showing clubs how you can build yourselves."
LAST TIME OUT
Last time the Brewers went to Loftus Road they came away with an impressive 2-1 victory. The Brewers took three points in February, thanks to goals from Luke Murphy and Lloyd Dyer with Conor Washington scoring a late consolation for Rangers. Murphy scored his only Albion goal with a fine 30 yard strike.
The man in the middle is Andrew Madley who has officiated eight matches this season giving 21 yellow cards in the process. The last time Madley was in charge of a Brewers game was in the Brewers 5-3 defeat at home to Brentford.
Tickets will be avaliable on the day for supporters wishing to make the trip to Loftus Road and will be cash only, they are available at the club and online till 4pm.
Ticket prices are as follows:
488 School End Upper Tier Gold
Under 18: £16.00
Over 60: £23.00
312 School End Upper Tier Silver
Under 18: £13.00
Over 60: £19.00
Under 8: FREE with an Adult ticket (only available in person or over the phone)
Albion supporters should note that ticket prices will increase by £5.00 on the day of the fixture, so fans are advised to buy their tickets in advance.
Official coach travel is also available for this fixture:
Departs:10.30am (Please arrive at least 15 minutes before departure)
Price per seat: £17.00
Expected return time: 7.30pm approx