AFTER 11 days without a game, the Brewers will be hoping to return to winning ways this afternoon against a newly-managed Shrewsbury Town.
HEAD 2 HEAD
The most recent meeting between the two sides came in this season’s Carabao Cup, as Albion overcame the Shrews at the Montgomery Waters Meadow in August. Goals from David Templeton and Lucas Akins secured a safe passage through to the second-round for the Brewers.
Overall, Burton Albion have played Shrewsbury 11 times and have won just three times, although all three of those have come in the last four meetings.
BURTON ALBION TEAM NEWS
Ben Fox and Ben Turner are back in training following injuries but may not be fit for today’s game, while David Templeton and Marvin Sordell are both ruled out of the fixture. Jamie Allen is also a concern for Nigel Clough after picking up an ankle injury.
SHREWSBURY TOWN TEAM NEWS
Sam Ricketts won his first game in charge of Shrewsbury Town as they beat Walsall in the Checkatrade Trophy. No fresh injury concerns have been reported and the former Wrexham boss could choose the same side that played in midweek to face the Brewers.
Only three of Ben Toner’s 19 games this season have come in League One. The Lancashire referee has still given 11 yellow cards in the third-tier and awarded three penalties.
Fans making the late decision to attend this afternoon’s fixture will be able to pay cash on the turnstiles. Albion fans will be able to gain terrace admission to the Don Amott Stand and the UK Waterproofing Solutions Stand, while away fans can pay to enter the Russell Roof Tiles Stand.
All fans who wish to sit down will need a ticket.
Matchday prices are as follows:
Senior (65-plus): £22
Young Person (17-22): £22
Senior (65-plus): £18
Young Person (17-22): £15
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
From 1.30pm today, Burton Albion Community Trust will be accepting donations of food items, and some toiletries, that will subsequently be given to Burton YMCA.
The YMCA’s foodbank provides a vital service for struggling families and individuals, helping to feed those who need the help of the local community. Midfielders Scott Fraser and Jamie Allen, along with manager Nigel Clough, visited the facility recently.
All donations can be handed in to the Burton Albion Community Football Centre building at the Pirelli Stadium (adjacent to the 3G pitch) from 1.30pm.
Burton YMCA are looking for the following items:
- Tinned meat/tinned pie
- Tinned fish
- Tinned vegetables including potatoes
- Tinned fruit
- Pasta & pasta sauces
- Coffee/tea bags
- Milk (UHT)
- Tinned puddings
- Instant noodles/pasta
- Cooking rice
- Tinned tomatoes
- Shower gel
- Disposable razors
SANTA VISITS THE PIRELLI STADIUM
Father Christmas will be making a visit to the home of Burton Albion today and bringing his sleigh with him!
He will be joined by volunteer helpers from Burton Round Table who will be collecting monetary donations to support local charities and fans are asked to please give generously.
Our young fans will all get the chance to see Santa! As well as being outside the stadium before kick-off, he will be touring the hospitality area and handing out presents to youngsters.
Father Christmas will be visiting the Family Area before the game!