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PREVIEW: BIRMINGHAM CITY

7 April 2018

THE Brewers travel to St Andrew's this afternoon looking to shrink the gap between the two sides to five points.

HEAD TO HEAD

Burton Albion have never lost a league fixture to the Blues, winning all of their three meetings in the Championship. 

However, Birmingham did come out on top in the most recent meeting between the two sides, beating the Brewers 1-0 in the FA Cup third round back in January.

BURTON ALBION TEAM NEWS

Lucas Akins has returned to training for the Brewers, however it is unknown whether or not he will be restored to the line-up this afternoon.

Lloyd Dyer, Tom Naylor and Luke Murphy all picked up knocks in the game on Easter Monday, while Darren Bent has been struggling with illness this week, it is hoped they will all be fit to play this afternoon.

BIRMINGHAM CITY TEAM NEWS

Garry Monk’s Blues will be without two key forwards for today’s game. Che Adams is suspended after he was sent-off against Bolton in midweek, while on-loan Southampton forward Sam Gallagher will miss the game through injury.

REFEREE

Darren Bond has handed out 76 yellow cards and five reds in 25 Championship games this season.

The last Brewers match that he officiated was the 2-1 Boxing Day defeat to Leeds United at the Pirelli Stadium.

Tickets:

Tickets for tomorrow's trip to Birmingham City are now off-sale at the Pirelli Stadium, although tickets will be available to buy at St Andrew's on the day.

A cash-only turnstile will be open from 1:30 PM for Brewers fans to purchase tickets ahead of the crucial Championship clash.

Prices are as follows:
Adults: £20
Seniors 65+: £15
Students: £15
16-18: £10
U16s: £1

Under 15s must be accompanied by an adult or they will be refused admission at the turnstiles. No tickets can be sold to under 15s without an adult ticket also being purchased. Proof of age may be asked for.

Wheelchair and ambulant tickets are sold at standard prices but come with a free companion ticket.

Burton Albion fans have been assigned the Gil Merrick Lower Stand.

TRAVEL

Official coach travel details are as follows:

Depart: 12.30pm (Please arrive at the Pirelli Stadium at least 15 minutes before departure time)
Price per seat: £8.50
Expected return time: 6pm approximately


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