BURTON Albion host local rivals Derby County this afternoon, with the Brewers hoping to pick up all three points against the Rams.
HEAD 2 HEAD
The two sides are tied at one win a piece in the three league meetings between the clubs so far. Burton Albion won the first-ever league meeting between the two, with Jackson Irvine netting an early winner.
The two played out a 0-0 draw at Pride Park last season, before Derby managed a slender 1-0 win over Burton earlier this season.
BURTON ALBION TEAM NEWS
Nigel Clough confirmed earlier this week that the Brewers would be struggling to name a full 18-man-squad, with Academy prospect Reece Hutchinson even mentioned for a possible place on the bench.
Lloyd Dyer, John Brayford, Tom Flanagan and Jacob Davenport are all doubts, while Darren Bent is ineligible to feature against his parent club.
DERBY COUNTY TEAM NEWS
Top scorer Matej Vydra has been passed fit for the game today, as has Tom Lawrence. The two had been doubts after picking up knocks against Wolves. Derby are still without Bradley Johnson and Marcus Olsson.
James Linington has refereed 27 Championship games this season and has issued 95 yellow cards. He has also given out three red cards and awarded two penalties.
This is the first time he has refereed at the Pirelli Stadium this season.
Supporters can park in the Pirelli Stadium car park for just £5, as well as Burton Albion's overflow car park at Ryknild Industrial Estate, left at the island for £5. the Pirelli Tyres staff car park is available this season (£3 per car).
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.
The Burton Albion Community Trust (BACT) will be hosting a mixture of footballing activities on the Burton Albion Community Football Centre 3G before today's 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.
Albion supporters can still purchase tickets for this afternoon's game, 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):
Senior 65+: £18.00
Young Person 17-22: £15.00
Under 17: £7.00
Away supporters are NOT able to purchase tickets on the day.
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.
Burton Albion is reminding fans that they are encouraged not to bring bags to the Pirelli Stadium.
The policy is in operation for security and safety reasons and is in line with other football clubs in the EFL.
The club does not permit holdalls and rucksacks in the stands, terraces or in hospitality areas. The club also discourages bringing smaller bags into the ground. Anyone bringing any bag to the Pirelli Stadium will have to have it checked and tagged by security staff. This will mean that supporters must be willing to present their bags for checking on arrival and that there may be queues meaning extra time will be needed to enter the stadium.
NEW FAN GUIDE
Are you coming to the Pirelli Stadium for the first time today?
Check out our 'First Time Fan Guide' for Burton Albion supporters