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PREVIEW: MIDDLESBROUGH

2 April 2018

THE Brewers are back in action at the Pirelli Stadium this afternoon as they face Middlesbrough at the Pirelli Stadium.

HEAD 2 HEAD

In the only previous league meeting between the two clubs, Boro ran out 2-0 winners. While that match in August was the first Championship clash between the two, they had met twice before in cup competitions.

Back in 2011, the Brewers beat Middlesbrough at the Pirelli Stadium to progress in the FA Cup. Boro would get their revenge four years later when they beat Burton Albion 2-1 in the League Cup.

BURTON ALBION TEAM NEWS

The Brewers are not expected to have any fresh injuries from the trip to Cardiff City, where John Brayford and Ben Turner returned to the squad after lengthy injury lay-offs. 

MIDDLESBROUGH TEAM NEWS

Despite their game with Wolves featuring two red cards, Boro came through the game with now fresh suspensions of their own and Tony Pulis will likely be able to name the same line-up against Burton, should he choose to.

REFEREE

David Coote has issued 100 yellow cards in just 22 Championship games this season.

The referee has also given three red cards and awarded two penalties.

CAR PARKING

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.

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 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.

TICKETS 

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):

Adult: £20.00

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.

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.

BAG POLICY
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 here  


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